Ballet Screening (approx. 135 mins)
An NCPA-Pathé Live (Paris) Presentation
In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both find love. Few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as well as 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.
Music: Boris Asafiev
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto: Nikolai Volkov & Vladimir Dmitriev
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists & Corps de Ballet
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