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Bolshoi Ballet: Lost Illusions

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Program
Release Date:February 2, 2014
Running time:180 minutes
Cast:Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, Corps de Ballet
Director:Alexeï Ratmanski
Distributor:Emerging Pictures

Description: Based on French writer Honoré de Balzac's novel, Lost Illusions is a new ballet created by celebratedchoreographer Alexei Ratmansky set against the backdrop of 19th century Paris. Ratmansky, along withFrench dramaturge Guillaume Gallienne, tells the story of a young composer lured away from his friendsand his love by the prospects of fame and money. This stylized adaptation of Balzac's timeless novelblends ambition, disillusionment and thwarted love, while exploring themes of human nature and restlessyouth, set to a spellbinding original score.

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