Bolshoi Ballet productions live on the Big Screen in 22 countries!


THE BOLSHOI THEATRE OF RUSSIA and CIELECRAN, the French TV Company, are happy to announce 4 live performances in real time of Bolshoi Ballet productions in over 300 cinemas in 22 countries. Last year as a pilot project in its new Ballet in Cinema Series CIELECRAN broadcast Boris Asafiev’s The Flames of Paris, revived for the Bolshoi repertoire by Alexei Ratmansky (with Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Alexander Volchkov and Nina Kaptsova in the main roles). It was mainly French cinemas which participated in the pilot project (though several cinemas in other European countries also took part). Now CielEcran launches its new Ballet In Cinema Series with 4 live performances from the Bolshoi Ballet’s 235th season in cinemas in France, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Great Britain, USA, Japan and Australia. In all the countries, apart from the last two, the performances will be in real time (beginning at 7.00 pm. Moscow time or at 5.00 pm. Paris time) and all are on Sundays.

For a complete list of the cinemas consult the site as from 2nd November.

The Bel Air Media Company will be responsible for the live HD broadcasts and recordings of the performances.
(The Bolshoi Theatre and Bel Air Media have been collaborating for many years: Bel Air Media recorded the Bolshoi Theatre ballet productions of Pugni’s La Fille du Pharaon, The Queen of Spades to music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich’s Bolt, Asafiev’s The Flames of Paris, and the opera Eugene Onegin. And there are plans to record Berg’s Wozzeck and relay it on the MEZZO TV channel on 26 November 2010.)

PROGRAMME OF BROADCASTS for the 235th season (2010/11)

Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
19 December 2010
Yuri Grigorovich production
Sets and costumes by Simon Virsaladze

Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography by Asaf Messerer
The ballet was revived in 2007 by Mikhail Messerer, nephew of the outstanding dancer and pedagogue.
Sets and costumes by Igor Chapurin

Adolphe Adam
23 January 2011
Choreographic version by Yuri Grigorovich
Sets by Simon Virsaladze

Ludwig Minkus
6th March 2011
The ballet was mounted by Marius Petipa in 1869 especially for the Bolshoi Theatre Company
The present production is in an Alexei Fadeyechev version

Leo Delibes
29 May 2011
Choreography Marius Petipa, Enrico Cechetti
Revived in a new choreographic version for the Bolshoi Theatre by Sergei Vikharev
Sets and costumes based on old sketches and archive materials recreated by Boris Kaminsky and Tatiana Noginova (respectively)

Additional information on the productions - from the Theatre site
Tickets at the cinemas may be booked in advance on
Informational support for the project on the French side is provided by the Figaro Newspaper and Radio France BLEU