Alexei Ratmansky's Flames of Paris, music by Boris Asafyev

Margarita Shrainer, Denis Savin, Igor Tsvirko... – Corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Theater

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Alexei Ratmansky — Choreographer
Ilya Utkin — Set designer
Evgeny Monakhov — Set designer
Yelena Pankova — Costume designer
Damir Ismagilov — Lighting
Natalia Osipova — Jeanne
Denis Savin — Jerome
Ivan Vasiliev — Philippe
Yuri Klevtsov — The Marquis Costa de Beauregard
Nina Kaptsova — Adeline
Anna Antonicheva — Mireille de Poitiers
Ruslan Skvortsov — Antoine Mistral
Bolshoi Ballet
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Pavel Sorokin — Conductor

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Two revolutions find common cause in the celebrated Soviet ballet The Flames of Paris. Premiered in the late 1930s by the Bolshoi Ballet, choreographer Vasily Vainonen and composer Boris Asafyev created the work to honor the anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution. Drawing on major events from the French Revolution (including the storming of the Tuileries and the march on Paris), it tells the story of Jeanne and her brother Jérôme, two young idealists who march to the capital to join the Revolution in 1789. Performed by the same prestigious dance company that premiered the ballet nearly 100 years ago, this 2010 production features a new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky that underlines the incredible virtuosity and breathtaking power of the Russian ballet tradition.

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Directed by:
Vincent Bataillon
Venue: Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow, Russia)
Production date: 2010
Duration: 1 h 42 min
Production: © Bel Air Media, Telmondis, NHK & The Bolshoi Theatre
Resolution: Full HD

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