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Four Characters in Search of a Plot
About the performance

The world premiere of one-act ballets, united under the joint name Four Characters in Search of a Plot, was held on the 10th of September 2020.

The programme included four ballets, staged by four foreign choreographers, who have different experiences of life and the profession, belong to different schools, reflect different styles and work with different dance techniques. The performances they staged have only one feature in common: they were created especially for the troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre.

The process of staging took place at a complex time: in June 2020. The whole world was divided into tiny national ‘hives’ and locked into them. The Artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Makhar Vaziev decided that in order to uplift the spirit of the artists, they had to be gathered together and provided with work: “The best time in life for a ballet artist is the time spent in a rehearsal studio with a choreographer, when something new is being created. When it became clear, that all our plans had been ruined, I realised that many of our artists missed theatre and were desperate to work. At the same time, the majority of creative practitioners who are usually hard to reach happened to be free: because of the quarantine around the world, plans were destroyed and obligations were cancelled. I approached my friends, and they approached theirs. I started to study ballets and consider various choreographers. Chose four to invite. The most important thing for me was whether they had their own dance language. The choreographers had a complete freedom of choice – they were free to choose themes, ideas, music and performers”.

Premiered on September 10, 2020.

THE NINTH WAVE

to music by Mikhail Glinka and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Accompanied by the Bolshoi Theatre Ochestra

JUST

to music by David Lang

FADING

to music by Enrique Granados 

Accompanied by piano

SILENTIUM

to music by Arvo Pärt

Accompanied by the Bolshoi Theatre Ochestra

Scene:
New Stage
Auditorium
Run time:
2 hours 50 minutes
Supported by Oleg Deripaska
The Ninth Wave. Evgenia Obraztsova, Artemy Belyakov.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

The Ninth Wave. Evgenia Obraztsova, Artemy Belyakov.

Photo by Natalia Voronova.

The Ninth Wave. A scene from the performance.

Photo by Natalia Voronova.

The Ninth Wave. Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov.

Photo by Natalia Voronova.

The Ninth Wave. Alyona Krovalyova.

Photo by Natalia Voronova.

Just. Anastasia Stashkevich, Vyacheslav Lopatin.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Just. Maria Vinogradova, Igor Tsvirko.

Photo by Natalia Voronova.

Fading. Maria Vinogradova, Igor Tsvirko.

Photo by Mikhail Logvinov.

Fading. Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov.

Photo by Elena Fetisova.

Fading. Maria Vinogradova, Igor Tsvirko.

Photo by Elena Fetisova.

Silentium. Svetlana Zakharova.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Cast
26 February
2023

Sunday, 14:00

25 February
2023

Saturday, 19:00

25 February
2023

Saturday, 12:00

30 October
2022

Sunday, 14:00

29 October
2022

Saturday, 19:00

29 October
2022

Saturday, 12:00

03 March
2022

Thursday, 19:00

02 March
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

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25 February
Saturday
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12:00
25 February
Saturday
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19:00
26 February
Sunday
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14:00
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