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World-Renowned Bolshoi Ballet Lights up U.S. Cinema Screens with 2016-17 Season Direct from Moscow

July 12,2016 09:19

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bolshoi Ballet is back on the big screen in full splendor with the 2016-17 Bolshoi Ballet Cinema Series in U.S. cinemas nationwide. With seven breathtaking shows between October 2016 and April 2017, audiences will ...and more »


DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bolshoi Ballet is back on the big screen in full splendor with the 2016-17
Bolshoi Ballet Cinema Series in U.S. cinemas nationwide. With
seven breathtaking shows between October 2016 and April 2017, audiences
will experience timeless classics, productions signature to the Bolshoi
and an evening dedicated to modern choreography. With an impressive new
season, the Bolshoi continues to prove that it is one of the world’s
foremost ballet companies.

The new exclusive to cinema series begins in the lively Roaring 20s with The
Golden Age on October 16, followed by Alexei Ratmanksy’s
brilliant comedic smash The
Bright Stream on November 6 and the beloved holiday classic The
Nutcracker, choreographed by the legendary Yuri Grigorovich, on
December 18. Kicking off 2017 is the resplendent fairytale The
Sleeping Beauty on January 22, followed by prima
ballerina Svetlana Zakharova starring in Swan
Lake on February 5, a triple bill featuring some of today’s
masters of contemporary works: A
Contemporary Evening on March 19 and concluding the season is
the Bolshoi’s brand-new production based on the tragic Russian literary
masterpiece, A
Hero of Our Time on April 9.

Tickets for the “2016-17 Bolshoi Ballet Cinema Series” can be purchased
online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in nearly 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital
Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit
the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

"It is absolutely wonderful that Bolshoi Ballet lovers in North America
have the unique chance to see our productions through direct
transmissions to cinemas," said Makhar Vaziev, Artistic Director of
Bolshoi Ballet. “With our performances beamed live to the viewers in
cinemas, audiences are able to experience a truly genuine feeling of
'being in the moment' with the Bolshoi dancers and inside our
auditorium, and I am thrilled that our work and our artists will be seen
thousands of miles from Moscow to North American cinemas for the 2016-17
Season.”

“The productions of the Bolshoi Ballet, an admired and lauded company
globally, belong on the big screen,” said Julie Borchard-Young
Co-President BY Experience. “We are thrilled to distribute the Bolshoi
Ballet to hundreds of cinemas across North America, so ballet fans can
experience their inspirational performances, up close on the big screen,
right in their own communities.”

“Fathom is honored to present our third season of the Bolshoi Ballet in
cinemas,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli
Frueh. “These world-class artists and choreographers never disappoint
and continually deserve to be celebrated on the big screen.”

The
Golden Age (2016) – Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:55
p.m. ET & PT / 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT

In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden
Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young
revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a
beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster. A satire of
Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for an original,
colorful and dazzling show with its jazzy score and music-hall
atmosphere. This ballet that can only be seen at the Bolshoi features
mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes and decadent cabaret numbers. With
its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and
Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture
magnificently.

New production: recorded live earlier that day on the stage of the
Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

The
Bright Stream (2016) – Sunday, November, 6th, 2016 at 12:55
p.m. local time

During the harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance
troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to
teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the
ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening. Alexei
Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich’s score at the Bolshoi,
creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with its bits of slapstick comedy,
hilarious deceptions, false identities including Principal Dancer Ruslan
Skvortsov dressed as a sylph and its many colorful characters! The
Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky’s
brilliantly choreographed smash.

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The
Nutcracker (2016) – Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 12:55 p.m.
local time

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll transforms into a
beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave,
they must confront the Mouse King whose army is threatening Marie.
Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young
Marie and her Nutcracker prince! Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals,
E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri
Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic
and wonder for the holiday season.

Content was captured live on December 21, 2014

The
Sleeping Beauty (2017) – Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 12:55
p.m. ET & PT / 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful
Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years and only the
kiss of a prince could awaken her. In this resplendent and magical
classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through
this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a
youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of
classical ballet. The Bolshoi’s sumptuous staging with its luxurious
sets and costumes gives life to Perrault’s fairytale unlike any other.

New production: recorded live earlier that day on the stage of the
Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

Swan
Lake (2017) – Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. local
time

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets
the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he
swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late
that fate has another plan for him. A ballet of ultimate beauty and a
score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the
dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima
ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning
through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional
Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the
Bolshoi’s corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.

Content was captured live on January 25, 2015

A
Contemporary Evening (2017) – Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:55
p.m. ET & PT / 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT / 9:55 a.m. PT

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in
Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge Variations, Sol León and Paul
Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian
Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the
world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding
synthesis of bringing Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s
intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level.

New production: recorded live earlier that day on the stage of the
Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

A
Hero of Our Time (2017) – Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:55 p.m.
ET & PT / 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic
mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters.
Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women
around him – “Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story,
based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin, is adapted from Mikhail
Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting
his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man
like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri
Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the
Bolshoi.

New production: recorded live earlier that day on the stage of the
Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

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About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event
cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content
to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC)
(known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of
one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition
performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions
such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting
events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and
One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based
events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes
audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience
Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the
ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network
(“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America,
bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens
in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more
information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About BY Experience

BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie
theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality album
launch and since then, over 30 million tickets have been sold worldwide
for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally. Current cinema
series credits: Distribution Representative, The Met: Live in HD (Worldwide;
since 2006), the UK’s National Theatre Live (Ex-UK; since 2009), Bolshoi
Ballet (North America; since 2014). TED 2016: Opening Night (Worldwide;
February 2016), Women of Faith: An Amazing Joyful Journey (North
America; February 2016). BY Experience has executive produced and/or
distributed several diverse programs for cinema including numerous rock
concerts, radio programs, fine art exhibits other special content
events. In 2015, BY Experience began partnering with major motion
picture studios on national theatrical re-releases of classic and in
some cases fully restored films. In March 2015, the company distributed
Universal Pictures' 30th anniversary screenings of the seminal John
Hughes film “The Breakfast Club.” Theatrical re- releases in 2015 also
included “My Fair Lady” (50th), “Oklahoma!” (60th) and “Fantasia”
(75th). BY Experience distributes to over 75 countries, to over 2,500
movie screens. www.byexperience.net.

About Pathé Live

Pathé Live, a fully owned subsidiary of the Gaumont Pathé group, is a
market leader in the global distribution of event cinema, distributing a
wide variety of content such as operas, ballets, rock and pop concerts,
gaming tournaments, film premieres, fashion shows and art exhibitions to
the Pathé Live Cinema Network. Through this network they have created
impactful marketing campaigns reaching audiences across 60 territories.
Pathe Live’s events in cinemas are distributed live in HD with 5.1 Dolby
sound via satellite broadcast or recorded in 2K, 3D or 4K. Pathé Live
introduced event cinema in France and their network of exhibition
partners, from multiplex cinemas to independent cinemas and
non-traditional cinema venues, provides full coverage across the country.

Pathé Live has released since its inception over 200 events in cinemas
and it is notably the exclusive distribution partner of New York’s
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series in cinemas across France,
Switzerland, Morocco and Lebanon. Furthermore, Pathé Live is the
exclusive producer and the worldwide distributor of the Bolshoi
Ballet in Cinema Series. These performances from the Bolshoi Theater
in Moscow, which are produced and financed by Pathé Live, are reaching
over 1600 cinemas across 60 countries.

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