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An evening of Russian ballet

The Bolshoi Ballet cinema experience 2018-2019 has brought exclusive performances featuring the Bolshoi principals and corps de ballet to big screens around the world, including Cyprus. Legendary productions such as Don Quixote, La Bayadère, the beloved Christmas tale The Nutcracker and the jazzy ballet The Golden Age have already been screened and now one more performance is arriving at K-Cineplex theatres nationwide.

Carmen Suite / Petrushka will be screened on Sunday, giving the chance to the local theatre-loving public to admire passionate and free-spirited Carmen as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one-act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya is set to captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.

Impetuous Carmen seduces Don José to convince him to let her out of jail. Once outside, she thinks she’s finally free before realising that she’s in fact prisoner of a love triangle: she wants to be with the famous Torero Escamillo, but she can’t make Don José go away.

Petrushka takes place at Saint-Petersburg’s carnival where three puppets are playing the same role over and over: the unhappy lover Petrushka, the coquette and a Moor. Fed up with this endless part that never goes well for him, Petrushka attacks his rival and flees from the puppet theatre.


Carmen Suite/Petrushka

Screening of performance by the Bolshoi Ballet. June 9. K-Cineplex in Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos. 7.30pm

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