Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich after Marius Petipa
Bold choreography… dramatic gesture… elaborate spectacle. Magnificent grandeur has always been a part of the Bolshoi Ballet’s celebrated identity, from its legendary 18th-century beginnings, to its triumphant return to the American stage in 2000. Their smash U.S. tour, organized by the Kennedy Center, dazzled audiences with dancing “of unparalleled intensity and brilliance” (The Washington Post)—signaling a glorious new renaissance for Moscow’s flagship company.
Now fueled by a fresh and invigorating style, glittering productions, and impassioned
performances by a new cadre of premier soloists, this fabled company continues
to remind the world why its legacy has endured for so long. Russia’s “unfailing
marvel” (Financial Times, London) returns to the Kennedy Center
for its second appearance in 2002—with the perennial holiday favorite,
- Review - "Fanciful in La Mancha: Cheeky Young Lovers" The New York Times New York, NY (Feb. 27, 2007)
- Bolshoi Ballet's company website View the history of the Bolshoi Ballet, profiles of its dancers, and more.
- About Ballet at the Kennedy Center
Watch and Listen
Excerpt one of The Bolshoi Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
Excerpt three of The Bolshoi Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
Excerpt two of The Bolshoi Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
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