The Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet” will be shown in a special LIVE simulcast from Mosow in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, January 21st
Enjoy The Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet” in a special LIVE simulcast from Mosow in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, January 21st at 12:55 pm, part of the Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings Live in HD & Classical Series with support from The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery. Shakespeare’s tragic tale of love and feuding families comes to life through the gorgeous choreography of Alexei Ratmansky with music by Sergei Prokofiev.
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in a heart-wrenching tragedy. Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.
The Bolshoi Ballet is a symbol of excellence in ballet - acquiring an almost mythical reputation. The traditions of the company go back to Tsarist Russia (1776). In the 20th century the company has polished its typical, almost athletic style and today boasts such dance stars as Svetlana Zakharova, Nina Kaptsova, Svetlana Lunkina, Maria Alexandrova, Ruslan Skvortsov, David Hallberg, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, and Mikhail Lobukin. Their virtuosity has captured the hearts of audiences throughout the worlds. The artistic director Sergei Filin successfully draws on the immense tradition of the company and transposes it into the context of the present day.
See the greatest classics restaged by today’s most celebrated choreographers with the Bolshoi Ballet in HD – allowing you the best seats to this historic Russian tradition! For the eighth consecutive year, the 2017-18 Bolshoi Ballet in HD season presents the greatest classics restaged by today’s most celebrated choreographers for a cinema-exclusive experience featuring some of the finest dancers in the world. The Bolshoi Ballet in HD season also includes Le Corsaire (January 14th), The Lady of the Camellias (February 4th), Giselle (April 12th), The Flames of Paris (May 26th) and Coppélia (June10th).
The Ridgefield Playhouse offers free tickets to students 18 and under as a way for parents to introduce their children to the arts. FREE tickets are also available for Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings Live in HD screenings of the Met Opera and National Theatre of London.
For tickets ($25, Members & Seniors $20, Students $15 – FREE tickets for students 18 and under), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.