Bolshoi Ballet – Carmen Suite and Petrushka
A performance encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.
Carmen is the passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer, Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The impetuous Carmen seduces Don Jose in order to convince him to let her out of jail. Once outside, she thinks she’s finally free before realising that she’s in fact prisoner of a love triangle: she wants to be with the famous Torero Escamillo, but she can’t make Don Jose go away.
Petruska is a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer, Edward Clug. At Saint-Petersburg’s carnival, three puppets are playing the same role over and over: the unhappy lover Petrushka, the coquette and a Moor. Fed up with his endless part that never goes well for him, Petrushka attacks his rival and flees from the puppets’ theatre.
(2hr 20min) Tickets on sale from 26th April from Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard, The High Street, Market Harborough, or via http://www.octagonfilms.org.uk