Bolshoi Ballet: Lost Illusions


Screening on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March 2014

Music Leonid Desyatnikov Choreography Alexei Ratmansky Dramaturgy consultant Guillaume Gallienne With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Lucien, a young provincial and budding composer, sets to conquer the Parisian scene in search of glory. Quickly, his success blinds him and he betrays his friends and his love ...

Based on French writer Honoré de Balzac's novel, Lost Illusions is a new ballet, created in Moscow in 2011 by Alexei Ratmansky with dramaturgy reviewed by French actor, writer and director Guillaume Gallienne. This stylised adaptation of the novel for the stage, blends thwarted love, ambition and disillusionment with 19th century Paris as a backdrop.


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