Exciting Evening Of Contemporary Ballet In Boshoi’s Production Of A Contemporary Evening On The Big Screen

An encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in an exhilarating encounter with the masters of contemporary choreography. The result is A Contemporary Evening, which will be screened at Nouveau cinemas from 22 April for limited screenings.

6.BOL_A CONTEMPORARY EVENING_Vladislav Lantratov and Ekaterina Shipulina (c)Damir Yusupov

Vladislav Lantratov and Ekaterina Shipulina (c)Damir Yusupov

This innovative production forms part of the current season of seven wonderful ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company – one of the world’s great powerhouses of classical ballet – currently being screened at Ster-Kinekor’s Nouveau theatres.

Don’t miss the encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and the masters of contemporary choreography in the form of ‘Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.

This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level.

This exciting once-off production was filmed live from the Bolshoi on 19 March for broadcast into cinemas worldwide, including here in South Africa. With music from Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven and Leonid Desyatnikov, the ballet features the Bolshoi principals, soloists and corps de ballet.

A Contemporary Evening releases on South African screens on Saturday, 22 April for four screenings only – on 22, 26 and 27 April at 19:45, and on 23 April at 14:30 – only at Ster-Kinekor’s Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. Bookings are now open. The running time of this ballet production is 2 hrs 40 mins, including two intervals.

For booking information on the Bolshoi Ballet’s A Contemporary Evening at Nouveau, visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za or www.sterkinekor.com. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz or on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, call TicketLine on 0861 Movies (668 437).

Coming Up

The final production in this season from the Bolshoi Ballet to be screened at Nouveau is A Hero of our Time (13 May). The ballets are brought to the big screen by Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live.

The Bolshoi Ballet is the quintessential ballet company, presenting works of astounding skill, daring and bravura that leave audiences the world over spellbound. This season of ballets broadcast in cinemas is no different, with the company’s incredible productions set to feature some of the world’s greatest dancers.