Tomorrow, on July 25, The Bolshoi Ballet Company starts London tour!
The Bolshoi Ballet вЂ?brand' was born sixty years ago during the Company's first foreign tour. The tour was to London and the date was 1956. The Bolshoi Ballet appeared at The Royal Opera House where the ovations brought the house down and aroused a new wave of interest in in Russian ballet. It was the 1956 tour which made the Company's name and won for it worldwide recognition.
This year brings a big, new Bolshoi Ballet London tour and the diamond jubilee of the union between our Company and The Royal Opera House. And it is in these very words - "Bolshoi Ballet Diamond Jubilee" - that our tour is advertised on The Royal Opera House web-site.
The program will include both classical works and recent additions to the repertoire. The Bolshoi is presenting Swan Lake, the recently restaged Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, a Soviet era hit The Flames of Paris in a revival by Ratmansky, and The Taming of the Shrew, specially staged for the Bolshoi by Jean-Christophe Maillot.