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Bolt by Ratmansky, music by Shostakovich

Corps de Ballet of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

Bolt by Ratmansky, music by Shostakovich Corps de Ballet of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

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Bolt, Shostakovich's forbidden ballet which was never performed after its premiere in 1931, in a new scenic version by Alexei Ratmansky!

In 1931, the Moscow Art Theater commissioned the young national hero Dmitri Shostakovich, aged just twenty-five, to compose the music of a ballet that should, according to the rules of the Socialist Realism, depict and glorify the values of the USSR. However, after a first performance of the ballet, Shostakovich's work – composed to a book by Viktor Smirnov – was suspected to be satirical, and was immediately forbidden. In 2006, Alexei Ratmansky created a new version for the Bolshoi Ballet. This program is the first video recording of the ballet.

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Program

  • Dmitri Shostakovich / Alexei Ratmansky, Bolt
    • Overture
    • I: Gymnastics
    • I: Exit to work
    • I: Scene of Lyonka Gulla
    • I: The installation of the Machine Pantomimes
    • I: The Chief engineers', the technicians' and Workers Pantomime
    • I: Enter Kozelkov
    • I: The Mimic Dance of the Cleaners

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Vincent Bataillon
  • Venue: Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow, Russia)
  • Production date: 2005
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min
  • Production: © Bel Air Media
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Dmitri Shostakovich | Composer
  • Alexei Ratmansky | Choreographer
  • Viktor Smirnov | Libretto
  • Galina Solovyova | Costumes
  • Gleb Filshtinsky | Lighting
  • Simon Pastukh | Stage director
  • Corps de Ballet of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
  • Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
  • Pavel Sorokin | Conductor

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