Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘A Hero of Our Time’ arrives in cinemas on April 9
Closing the 2016-17 Bolshoi Ballet Cinema Series, “A Hero Of Our Time” is based on Mikhail Lermontov’s literary larger-than-life hero, Pechorin, a young officer recounting his heartbreaking betrayals in three separate stories. A unique collaboration between San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer and former Bolshoi Ballet star Yuri Possokhov and director Kirill Serebrennikov, the signature Bolshoi performance won the Golden Mask Theatre Award for Best Ballet Production in 2015 and 2016.
This brand-new production is a tragic poetic journey performed by some of Bolshoi’s finest soloists. With music by award-winning composer Ilya Demutsky, “A Hero Of Our Time” brings new life to Lermontov’s literary masterpiece.
The event is Sunday, April 9, 2017.
Tickets for “A Hero of Our Time” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theatre box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theatre locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theatres and participants are subject to change)
A Hero of Our Time (2017) – Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. ET & PT / 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT
Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him – “Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story, based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin, is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.
New production: recorded live earlier that day on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.