2:00 pm | $12/$10 members/$6 for children 12 and under | 2 hr 47 min
The summer is a time for laughter and the Bolshoi Ballet’s ebullient version of Coppélia, the story of the feisty heroine who gets her kicks and gets even with her boyfriend by pretending to be the life-size creation of a mad-scientist doll-maker, makes for a delightful Sunday afternoon for the whole family. Captured live on HD at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre.
Composer Leo Delibes rollicking music drives this fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography by Sergei Vikharev and features up-and-coming ballerina Margarita Shrainer as Swanilda and Artem Ovcharenko as Franz, the boyfriend with a wandering eye. The Bolshoi’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.
Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre and are curated by Edward Schoelwer.