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Bolt – Shostakovich

Alexei Ratmansky – Corps de Ballet of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

Bolt – Shostakovich Alexei Ratmansky – 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 | Choreography
  • 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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