Ballet in Cinema will present the Bolshoi Ballet in a performance of Coppélia that will be broadcast live to cinemas across the United States and Canada on May 29. The ballet stars Natalia Osipova, honored as Best Female Dancer in the 2010 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.
Original choreography is by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti, recreated by Sergei Vikharev. Music is by Leo Delibes. The cast includes Osipova as Swanilda, Vyacheslav Lopatin as Frantz, and Gennadi Yanin as Coppélius.
The live broadcast begins at 11am EDT—8am on the West Coast. Several theaters in California and other Western states are giving late sleepers a break by delaying their showings until June 4 or later. For more information on dates, times, and locations, visit www.balletincinema.com.
Upcoming performances include Swan Lake from the Bolshoi in June, and Children of Paradise from the Paris Opera Ballet in July. Visit www.balletincinema.com for details.