Five Bolshoi Ballet productions to screen in Shanghai

As part of the "Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema" project in China, the productions will be screened at theaters in Shanghai from this weekend. 
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"Romeo and Juliet"

Five Bolshoi Ballet productions staged in Moscow will be screened in Shanghai in HD from this weekend.

As part of the “Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema” project in China, “Romeo and Juliet” featuring new choreography of two-time Benois de la Danse Award winner Alexei Ratmansky will be first screened at Shanghai International Dance Center on April 28 and later at Shanghai Cinker Pictures and Huangpu Theater.

It will be followed by “Lady of the Camellias,” featuring choreography of another Benois de la Danse Award winner, John Neumeier, and dancer Svetlana Zakharova as the leading role; Yuri Grigorovich’s version of “Giselle” starring Zakharova and Sergei Polunin; the multiple-award-winning production “Taming of the Shrew” created by Jean-Christophe Maillot; and the new production “Coppelia” staged by Golden Mask Award-winning Sergei Vikharev.

According to critic Fang Danjie, relatively expensive tickets for ballet productions might be the reason why many Chinese people don’t often go to the theater to enjoy this art form.

Screening well-made ballet productions provides much easier access and will better popularize the art among average citizens.

“Online video clips have already bred a good number of ballet fans in China," said Xu Jun, editor-in-chief of Ballet Magazine. “I think projects like ‘Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema’ will help those interested learn more abut the productions before they visit here.”

"Romeo and Juliet"

Date: April 28, 7pm
Tickets: 90-120 yuan
Tel: 5299-0372
Venue: Shanghai International Dance Center
Address: 1650 Hongqiao Rd
Follow WeChat account “ntliveinchina” for more information.

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"Lady of the Camellias"

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"Tame of the Shrew"

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