About Dance in Cinemas

Join us for a new production of Swan Lake from The Royal Ballet; a lavish The Merry Widow, created especially for The Australian Ballet and our 5th season of Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema featuring seven exceptional productions from the oldest surviving ballet in history to the full splendor of classics.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age


Yuri Grigorovich


Dmitri Shostakovich


In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music‐hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi! Run time: 140 minutes.


Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite / Petrushka

Carmen Suite


Alberto Alonso


Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin


Alberto Alonso based on the story by Prospero Merime



Edward Clug


Igor Stravinsky


Carmen is as sensual and free‐spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double‐bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet. Run time: 140 minutes.