Ballet 2012: Raymonda

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July (Check with your local participating cinema for any additional screenings)

Performed by Bolshoi Ballet at the newly restored Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

Choreography and direction: Yuri Grigorovich with original scenes choreographed by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky Music: Alexander Glazunov Set design: Simon Virsaladze Lighting: Mikhail Sorokin With the Orchestra of the Bolshoi State Theatre With the Bolshoi soloists and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet

Ballet in 3 acts

Founded in 1898 at the Mariinsky Theatre, the last ‘grand ballet of the 19th century, Raymonda is a masterpiece which is symbolic of a key period for classical ballet. Although the collaboration between Marius Petipa and Alexander Glazunov was difficult (Petipa was by then an experienced choreographer whilst Glazunov was a novice at creating music for ballet), Raymonda became an overnight success in Russia. This new choreographic version from Yuri Grigorovich dates back from 2003.

Running time: Approximately 4 hours (with 2 intermissions)


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