“I miss going to the ballet, to experience breathtaking live performances in the flesh. The last time I was in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow was at Christmas, sitting on gold chairs in a sea of plush velvet. Now the pandemic has changed everything…we watch things at home in our pyjamas. But something’s come along that’s well worth going out for.
“Romeo and Juliet” is an incredible moviegoers’ treat. Sergei Prokovief’s music score is distinctive and familiar, the sound is so good – the orchestra which could be right here in the room. Gifted ex Bolshoi choreographer Alexei Ratmansky of the American Ballet Theatre, is famous for restaging traditionally classical ballets for large companies. And this is no exception, he powerfully brings out the modernity of the company in this classic tale of forbidden love. […]
Read full article by Margy Kinmonth: “ROMEO AND JULIET” FROM THE BOLSHOI THEATRE – AN INCREDIBLE MOVIEGOERS’ TREAT published in Russian Art + Culture on 8 October 2020.