Bolshoi Ballet Season Continues At Nouveau WIth Colourful, Jazzy Production Of The Golden Age

bolshoigoldenageA new season of seven wonderful ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company is currently being screened at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau theatres over the next six months. The next ballet to be enjoyed on the big screen is The Golden Age, which releases on Saturday, 12 November for limited screenings.

The other productions in this season include: The Nutcracker (17 December) for a wonderful Christmas treat, Swan Lake (18 February 2017), The Sleeping Beauty (10 March), A Contemporary Evening (21 April) and finally, A Hero of our Time (12 May). The ballets are brought to the big screen by Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live.

In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favourite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revellers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster…

A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colourful, and dazzling ballet, with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere. This ballet that comes to the big screen from the Bolshoi, has everything in it: crazy rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, and decadent cabaret numbers. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge magnificently into every stylised step and gesture.

With the musical score from Dmitri Shostakovich, and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, the ballet stars Nina Kaptsova as Rita and Ruslan Skvortsov as Boris, with Mikhail Lobukhin (Yashka) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Lyushka).

View a trailer of The Bolshoi Ballet’s 2016-17 season here:

Featurette on The Golden Age:

Tango scene from The Golden Age:

(Nina Kaptsova (Rita) and Mikhail Lobukhin (Yashka) perform the tango scene from The Golden Age from the Bolshoi in cinemas worldwide.)

The Bolshoi’s corps de ballet performs a cabaret scene from The Golden Age:

The Golden Age releases on South African screens on Saturday, 12 November for four screenings only – on 12, 16 and 17 November at 19:30 and on 13 November at 14:30 – only at Ster-Kinekor’s Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. Bookings are now open. The running time of this ballet production is 2hrs 30mins, including one interval.

For booking information on the Bolshoi Ballet’s The Golden Age, visit Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz or on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, call TicketLine on 0861 Movies (668 437).


By Andrew Germishuys

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