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Arts Calendar / March 14 / Ballet
19:00 Giselle
Ballet to music by Adolphe Adam. 150 mins (with one interval). Libretto by Theophile Gautier, Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges. Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa. Giselle is a masterwork in the classical ballet performance canon. The ghost-filled ballet tells the tragic, romantic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful and disguised nobleman Albrecht. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak, and Albrecht must face the otherworldly consequences of his careless seduction. The masterpiece of classical romantic choreography came to be in 1841 thanks mostly to immeasurable talents of Carlotta Grizi, a ballerina equally adored by poet and writer Th?ophile Gautier, librettist Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, choreographers Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot and composer Adolphe Adan, who created the ballet together as a token of their shared fascination. The story of love that triumphs over death was danced by many great dancers and ballerinas of the world, and to this day remains an inspiration to ballet stars the world over.
Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theater 
19:00 Master and Margarita
Ballet in two acts to music by Alfred Schnitke and Milko Lazar, 150 min. Libretto by Edward Clug after Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel of the same name. Choreography: Edward Clug. Set Designer: Marko Japelj. Costume Designer: Leo Kulas. The Master is devoured by his work. He makes the image of Pontius Pilate come to life. The Master wakes up to reality. He is in hospital. At the Patriarch’s Ponds Annushka spills the oil. Mikhail Alexandrovich Berlioz and Ivan Bezdomny have a heated argument. An elegantly dressed gentleman appears: Woland himself. He predicts Berlioz’s upcoming death. The prophecy is instantly fulfilled: Berlioz gets his head cut off under a tram. Bezdomny is shocked. He is stalked by a weird pair: Behemoth and Fagot. Trying to shake them off, he gets into a series of awkward situations, but the uninvited companions keep following him everywhere. Terrified, Ivan jumps into a river. Woland and his entourage – Behemoth, Fagot, Azazello, and Hella – come to Berlioz’s flat. Styopa Likhodeyev, administrative director of the Variety Theatre, is asleep in one of the rooms. Woland’s henchmen wake him up and remind him of his invitation for Woland to perform at the theatre, although he recalls no such agreement whatsoever...
Bolshoi Theater New Stage 
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