The WYO Theater presents
The Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema
(Recorded live from the Bolshoi in Moscow)
Tickets: Adult/Senior $21 ♦ Student $11
The Taming of the Shrew – Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 6:00pm (Adults only)
(Act I 46 minutes/17 minute intermission/Act II 40 minutes)
Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. The choreography throws the two forces of nature, the shrew Katharina and her match Petruchio ignite an explosive encounter. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in an entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!
The Nutcracker – Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 6:00pm
(Run time 2:15 with one intermission)
As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure. A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker sweeps the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!
Romeo and Juliet – Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00pm
(3 act ballet; check back for updated schedule)
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy … Alexei Ratmansky stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers.
The Lady of Camellias – Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:00pm (Adults only)
(Run time 3:05 with two intermissions)
Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan with the young and naïve Armand. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
The Flames of Paris – Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:00pm
(Run time 2:05 with one intermission)
In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother leave Marseille for Paris, while fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way … Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.
Giselle – Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:00pm
(Run time 2:25 with one intermission)
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death … Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.
Coppélia – Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:00pm
(Presented with two intermissions)
Swanilda notices her fiancée Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems and Swanilda decides to teach Franz a lesson… The Bolshoi exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original choreography of this ebullient comedy. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the famous “Dance of the Hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.