Bolshoi Ballet 2021-22: Spartacus


Theater 3 Sun, Nov 7 12:55 PM


NOVEMBER 7: Captured Live from Moscow.

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Music: Aram Khachaturian
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich (after the novel by Raffaelo Giovagnolli, ideas from Nikolai Volkov's scenario)

With series introduction and Q&A after the performance led by Elena Kunikova.

Huge in scale and spectacular in effect, Spartacus is a true tour de force of a ballet, set to Aram Khachaturian’s superb score.With an incredible display of might from the four leading dancers to the entire corps de balle its passionate pas de deux, and larger-than-life pyrotechnical feats, Spartacus is the ultimate spectacle of virtuosity and lyricism born at the Bolshoi Theatre.

In Imperial Rome led by Crassus, Spartacus and his wife Phrygia are reduced to slaveryand are separated by slave dealers. His love for her and his desirefor freedom lead him to revolt against the Roman army with the help of the other captives. But the treacherous Aegina, who seeks to conquer Crassus and gain power, will get in the way of Spartacus’s plan.

Elena Kunikova is a well-known authority on Russian classical ballet. She is a graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy, the school of Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a ballerina with St.Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre Ballet, she performed a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary ballets including Giselle, The Nutcracker, Carmen, Esmeralda, Paquita, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Anthony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, and many others.She is a resident of Millerton. LEARN MORE.

2hrs 50mins / Includes 2 intermissions