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Strictly Bolshoi: Christopher Wheeldon’s Misericordes/Elsinore

27 minutes 23 seconds

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Created especially for Russia's Bolshoi Ballet, perhaps the most esteemed and time-honored dance company in the world, the piece known at its premiere as Misericordes is a richly imagined reinterpretation of Hamlet. This recording of its opening night performance in Moscow captures both the boundary-pushing vision of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and the breathtaking artistry of Svetlana Lunkina, Dmitri Gudanov, and other Bolshoi dancers.

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Ballerina performing on stage stands on the ball of 1 foot as she raises her other leg slightly off the ground. Her arms are straight and extended down and slightly back. A male dancer stands behind her and in position, ready to lift her.
Strictly Bolshoi
Episode 1
27 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
2 men sit in front of barres and mirrors in a ballet studio. They are turned towards each other smiling, laughing, and speaking. Caption. And best friends with Chris since he choreographed with us.
Strictly Bolshoi
Episode 2
49 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12