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The Lady of the Camellias: drama at its best

A novel by Alexandre Dumas from 1848, a great dramatic ballet signed John Neumeier created in 1978. When the American choreographer takes on this tragic scenario rich in narrative tension for the Stuttgart Ballet, he has the Brazilian prima ballerina Marcia Haydée at his disposal. For her only he created a role on a beautiful score by Chopin. Since, this ballet rich in technical and psychic intensity which requires dancers to become real actors has become the favorite of world-class dancers like Svetlana Zakharova and Edvin Revazov.

As for the theatrical and visual dimension that Neumeier loves, always fond of great ballet scenes, the concept of the story within the story (with the premonitory story of Manon Lescaut) makes this production an exceptional piece that can be found today in the repertoire of most renowned international ballet companies. There is yet one condition to master this piece of bravery : perfect and absolute symbiosis between the two lead dancers.

Don’t miss this ballet live from the Bolshoi on Sunday, December 6 in cinemas worldwide! Varying dates will follow for recorded screenings. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/BolshoiCamellias

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