The Detroit Film Theatre is giving those who love ballet a chance to see, hear and experience greatness on the big screen as the Bolshoi Ballet presents “The Sleeping Beauty.”
Filmed live in Moscow on opening night of the magnificently restored Bolshoi Ballet Theatre, the performance screens tonight at the DFT in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Masterfully choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich after Marius Petipa, with Tchaikovsky’s shimmering score conducted by Alexander Kopylov, the film fuses the beauty and athleticism of dance with a sublime score. The historic performance was recorded live before an opening-night audience at the Bolshoi on November 20th, 2011.
This enchanting fairy tale classic shares Perrault’s timeless story of Princess Aurora’s coming of age. Svetlana Zakharova and American-born Bolshoi superstar David Halberg star in this exclusive DFT presentation. (2 hours, 51 minutes with one intermission.)
Special tickets prices apply for the March 8 screening. General admission are $18 each; tickets are $16 for students, seniors and DIA members. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit online.
The Bolshoi Theatre is among the most renown cultural institutions of the world. Meaning “Grand” or “Great” in Russian, the Bolshoi just completed a 6-year, $700 million restoration. Click here to learn more for a photoblog from MSNBC.
Fans of the Detroit Opera House may appreciate the restoration project and recognize some of the work, elements and processes. The DOH underwent a complete renovation at a cost of $20 million and re-opened in 1996 on behalf of Michigan audiences who enjoy the performing arts.