ROCKLAND — A captured-live, high definition broadcast from Moscow of Raymonda, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet, will be presented on Sunday, October 27, at 1 p.m., at the Strand Theatre.
The Bolshoi Ballet In Cinema season will continue with Le Corsaire on November 17; The Nutcracker on December 15; Giselle on January 26; Swan Lake on March 1; Romeo and Juliet on March 29; and Jewels on April 19. All shows are at 1 p.m.
In the story, Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him.
Raymonda was first presented by the Imperial Ballet at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1898. Raymonda is considered a work of living dance history, showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso, according to the Strand, in a news release.
“Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina,” said Strand.
The music is by Alexander Glazunov.
“Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema brings world-class ballet, direct from the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, exclusively to theater audiences around the world,” said Strand. “Each production features a complete performance plus behind‐the‐scenes interviews with cast and creative teams and other bonus content.”
The 2019-20 season marks the 10th anniversary of the program.
Running time: 3 hours.
Tickets are $15/Adults, $10/ Students 18 and under, and college students with ID.
The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street in Rockland.