Bolshoi Theater re-opening comes to the big screen


The Bolshoi Theater will reopen Oct. 28 after undergoing extensive renovation work. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Scheduled to be performed are excerpts from the ballets “Don Quixote,” “The Flames of Paris,” “The Bright Stream,” “Spartacus,” “Swan Lake” and more--featuring principal dancers Natalia Osipova, Svetlana Zakharova, Ivan Vasiliev and others--along with operatic performances by Placido Domingo, Natalie Dessay, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Violeta Urmana and other special guests. Directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov; Choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich, Serguey Filin, Pierre Lacotte. 105 minutes, all tickets $15. There will be an encore screening Sunday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Check these theaters for other Ballet in Cinema offerings:

- Phoenix Theatres Worldgate 9 in Herndon, Va., and the West End Cinema on M St. NW.

Sarah Kaufman received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. She is the author of THE ART OF GRACE: On Moving Well Through Life, coming in Nov. 2015. She has been The Washington Post's dance critic since 1996, and after logging time in opera houses, black boxes, and dive bars, what moves her most is seeing grace happen where she least expects it.

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