'The Flames of Paris' live from Moscow
Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi's overflowing energy and fiery passion as much as can Alexei Ratmansky's captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen's "The Flames of Paris." With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.
The storyline takes place in the era of the French Revolution, as Jeanne and her brother Jerome leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way.
Passion and the expression of freedom takes center stage in this ballet.
Music by Boris Asafiev, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, and musical direction by Pavel Sorokin. Cast members arei Jeanne — Margarita Shrainer; Jerome - Denis Savin; Philippe — Igor Tsvirko; The Marquis Costa de Beauregard — Semyon Chudin; Adeline - Ana Turazashvili; Jarcasse, The Keeper — Irina Zibrova and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.
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