Date and Time: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:00PM (Live) Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
€18 (adults), €15 (senior citizens and students), €5 (children under 12 years of age)
A fiery ballet in four Acts that takes viewers on a journey through the streets of Paris during the French Revolution, with songs about protest and uprisings, love and defiance. An act of cruelty on the part of an aristocratic man, sees our independent heroine, Jeanne, rebel against the social structures that keep the peasant classes under the thumb of the rich. Together with her brother Jérôme, Jeanne leaves Marseilles to join the revolutionaries in Paris, rousing the crowds, uncovering conspiracies and standing strong against the corruption of the upper classes together.
Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can this captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris by can Alexei Ratmansky’s. The original production is known for its daring juxtaposition of dance styles – character dancing, folk and court dances, solo performances and group displays – that actively express each character’s style and the class structures that divide the cast. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.