Bolshoi Ballet live via satelliteat cinemas
Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:44 PM
Sunday, December 19: The Nutcracker
Sunday, January 23: Class Concert & Giselle
Sunday, March 6: Don Quixote
Sunday, May 29: Coppelia
Near as I can tell, the performances will be shown live in Atlantic and eastern Canada at 11:00 a.m. ET/12:00 p.m. AT (12:30 in Newfoundland) and with a time delay further west.
I only wish with POB series were included as well. Thus far ballet performances at Canadian multiplexes haven't really caught on, but hopefully the Bolshoi will have better luck.
Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:00 AM
However, the difference between this live HD transmission and the previous videotapes were:
1. Much better lighting and photography. Previous videos made the already somewhat drab stage look way too dark, but with the improved lighting, the performance had a brighter, more festive look.
2. The costumes and sets have been spruced up quite a bit, and no longer look so dowdy and ill-fitting. Tutus are brighter colors (I like the new pink romantic tutus for the Waltz of the Flowers -- previous videos had them in a frosty blue.
3. The performances - Nina Kaptsova and Artem Ovcharkenko as Masha and the Prince were young, charming, very graceful, and gave the ballet a more youthful feel than previous videos. On the other hand, a total disaster happened with the Indian Dolls (Victoria Osipova, Ruslan Pronin). They were shaky from the start and during a lift she fell to the ground, hard, and were visibly shaken. Live transmission!
However, overall, a fun afternoon and it's always fun to see an actual live performance. The Bolshoi also looks incredibly strong as a company overall. Corps -- beautiful. Kaptsova is a real charmer too.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:59 AM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:20 AM
A listing of U.S. and Canadian screening sites is on the Ballet in Cinema web site. Enter your location in the top right-hand corner.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:20 AM
Please select "Try out our Express Box Office" on the upper right of the screen. The relevant theater is "NY -- Big Cinemas Manhattan".
Once a user then selects the date, she can go and reserve a ticket for $25 (total $26) by inputting credit card information. The viewing starts at 11 am and, like a theater, provides first come, first served seating.
Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:07 PM
Posted 18 April 2011 - 02:06 PM
(Sorry, just realised I've probably posted this in the wrong place... not sure if I can delete it but I'll see if there's a thread elsewhere on this topic!)
Posted 18 April 2011 - 03:48 PM
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