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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.

Still image from: Strictly Bolshoi: Christopher Wheeldon’s Misericordes/Elsinore
Strictly Bolshoi
Episode 1
27 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Strictly Bolshoi: Creating a New Ballet—A Documentary
Strictly Bolshoi
Episode 2
49 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12