Bolshoi Ballet’s 'Giselle' broadcast at Strand Jan. 26

Jan 12, 2020
Photo by: Damir Yusupov Olga Smirnova as Giselle and Artemy Belyakov as Albrecht in a scene from the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of "Giselle."

Rockland — A captured-live high definition broadcast of "Giselle," performed by the Bolshoi Ballet, will be presented on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

In this brand-new production of "Giselle," world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.

In the ballet’s story, the young peasant girl Giselle dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

The Bolshoi Ballet is an internationally renowned classical ballet company, based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Founded in 1776, it is among the world's oldest ballet companies. The Bolshoi is recognized as one of the foremost ballet companies in the world, and its performance style is typically identified as being colorful and bold, combining technique and athleticism with expressiveness and dramatic intensity.

The running time is 2 hours, 20 minutes. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com, call 594-0070 or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

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