In one hour "Hero of Our Time" ballet world premiere will take place on The Bolshoi New stage.
The new ballet score was commissioned from the young Petersburg composer Ilya Demutsky. The avant-garde theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov took on stage direction, the book, costumes and set design. Responsible for giving form in dance to the conception is Yuri Possokhov, former well-known Bolshoi Ballet premier and the esteemed choreographer in residence to San Francisco Ballet, who has already produced three ballets at the Bolshoi: "Magrittomania", "Classical Symphony" and "Cinderella".
Three of the five novellas which make up the novel, have been chosen for the ballet - Bela, Taman, Princess Mary. And in each one of these three parts in the ballet, Pechorin will be performed by a different dancer. There will be some vocal solos in the performance as well, including with the lyrics by Lermontov - from Vera's letter to Pechorin.
New video on our official YouTube channel will tell you how the rehearsals have been going in the few last days before the premiere!