The Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of The Camellias

November 20th, 2017 by PRatt
February 4, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

(Russia, 2017) Choreography and libretto: John Neumeier, after the novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas. With the music of Frédéric Chopin. Dancers: Svetlana Zakharova, Edvin Revazov, Andrei Merkuriev, Anna Tikhomirova, Semyon Chudin.

Lovers of great ballet, French literature and romance, mark your calendars for the Bolshoi’s passionate take on Dumas’ story of Marguerite Gautier, a beautiful but consumptive French courtesan, who allows a naïve young bourgeois named Armand to fall in love with her. American choreographer John Neumeier – awarded the Nijinsky Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006 – captures the spirit of pure Romanticism
with the music of Frédéric Chopin. The ballet begins with an auction of Marguerite’s possessions, including a diary where she has poured out her heart… “Neumeier’s deft choreographic management of the human psyche is tough to top… With their dizzying sweep and fluid spirals, his pas de deuxs are love in flight, romance personified.” – Lauren Gallagher, Three Acts with two intervals. 3 hours and 5 mins.

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