Ivan the Terrible is 2014/15 Bolshoi Ballet Season Finale

Ivan the Terrible is 2014/15 Bolshoi Ballet Season Finale

The 2014/15 season of Bolshoi Ballet Live Screenings comes to a close with Ivan the Terrible on Sunday 19 April at The Atkinson.

The internationally renowned classical ballet company, based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia was founded in 1776, is among the world’s oldest ballet companies.

The Live screenings shown at The Atkinson have been a huge success with to date one thousand people attending the 6 screenings since they began in October 2014.

Ivan the Terrible on Sunday 19 April sees a young Ivan IV crowned, and having to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness.

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company’s repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.
The new Bolshoi Ballet season is due to start in October 2015 with Giselle; the new season is comprised of 7 titles: 4 unseen productions broadcast live and 3 magnificent classics that built the Bolshoi’s world-class reputation. More information about the new Bolshoi Ballet live screenings will be on the website (theatkinson.co.uk/whats-on/regular-events) at the end of May.

This season’s finale Ivan the Terrible is on Sunday 19 April at 4pm. Tickets are £10 and are available online at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.

Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


Ivan the Terrible
Sunday 19 April
Tickets: £10

*Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales.

The Atkinson
Lord Street

In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street
For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.uk or call box office on 01704 533333

Posted on 1 April 2015 under General news

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