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Strictly Bolshoi

Strictly Bolshoi

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Friendship between London and Moscow has always been tenuous, but a young British choreographer named Christopher Wheeldon hopes to ease the tension with a new ballet. He has been invited by Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director Alexei Ratmansky to create and premiere an original work. This two-part series reveals both the fruit of Wheeldon’s labor on opening night, and his behind-the-scenes battle to mount a daring, semiabstract dance piece in a tradition-bound environment.

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