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There is an article from Russian news agency RIA-Novosti about the Flames of Paris broadcast -- cast will be Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Denis Savin and Nina Kaptsova -- and plans for future transmissions of other ballets.


English translation courtesy of Google:

"Flames of Paris Bolshoi Theater will show online in 150 cinemas in Europe

17:18 24/03/2010

MOSCOW, March 24 - RIA Novosti. The Bolshoi ballet "Flames of Paris" in real time will be broadcast on 150 cinema screens in Europe, mainly France, March 31, organizers said Wednesday at a press conference in Moscow.

This project is the Year of France in Russia and Russia in France. Among the cities in which it will be possible to become a film watchers Bolshoi Theater - Avignon, Le Havre, Lyon, Nancy, Nice, Paris, Toulon, Toulouse, Bern, Lausanne, and others.

Told the musical director of the Bolshoi Theater, the composer Leonid Desyatnikov, today new technologies that are being implemented in life, make it possible to carry out such a wonderful project. He noted that now we live in a very interesting time, since this creates a whole new genre, which still has no name.

Deputy General Director of the Bolshoi Theater Anton Getman has promised that this unusual project will be continued in the new season, when the Bolshoi and the company Bel Air Mebia will broadcast the Bolshoi Ballet in 200 cinemas in France.

"We already know the dates when it is realized. Opens the draft translation of" Swan Lake "on 26 September, then December 19 is the ballet" The Nutcracker, then January 23 - "Coppelia", March 6 - "Don Quixote" and, finally, March 29 -- ballet "Giselle" and a class-concert, which will be combined into a single view, "- said Getman.

According to him, it would be a real live broadcast, where viewers can feel present in the hall of the Bolshoi Theater. "Overestimate the importance of these projects difficult - he said. - This - a real step forward for the introduction of Russia's art in the European context, which is incredibly increases the audience of the Bolshoi Theater.

Ballet "The Flames of Paris" was first delivered to the 15 th anniversary of the Great October Revolution in 1932. The creators were composer Boris Astafjevs, director and choreographer Sergei Radlov Basil Winona. Ballet script was written based on the novel-chronicle of Felix Gras Marseilles, "which tells of the overthrow of the monarchy in France in 1792.

This ballet has been renewed several times until the early 60-ies existed in the repertoire of the Bolshoi Theater. But then almost all the choreography was lost, except for the famous pas de deux and several typical dances, including Dance of the Basques. In 2008, the New Stage of the Bolshoi Ballet, this recreated Alexei Ratmansky. Above the redistribution of the libretto with him worked Alexander Belinsky. March 31, the main parties will perform Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Denis Savin, Nina Kaptsova.

Simultaneously broadcast ballet company Bel Air Mebia will also carry out and videotaped the performance - in the future it will be shown on TV channels Arte and Mezzo.

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