From Moscow to Orcas: “A Hero of Our Time” “Give me everything, it is still not enough…”

Friday, May 26, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center

— from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center —

The Bolshoi Ballet brings “A Hero Of Our Time” from the Moscow stage to Orcas Center in Cinema on Friday, May 26, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a ballet of passionate interludes accompanied by a score of lament and longing including dramatic scenes with the Bolshoi’s corps de ballet –an unforgettable experience in cinema.

Pechorin, a passionate young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus. Based on Mikhail Lermontov’s 1840 literary masterpiece of the same name, A Hero of Our Time follows the journey through Pechorin’s heartbreaking betrayals.

Choreographer Yuri Possokhov and avant-garde theater director Kirill Serebrennikov have partnered for the first time, creating a unique Pechorin. With a brand new score by Ilya Demutsky, each scene is given a unique musical characterization, conveyed by a particular instrument positioned directly on stage. However, Pechorin maintains the same disillusionment and carelessness throughout, inflicting pain upon himself and the women who love him, as he travels across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus. “Give me everything, it is still not enough.” Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other?

The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, one of the greatest music and dance stages in the world, was founded in 1776 and to this day remains a spearhead of Russian culture. With more than 250 dancers, the Bolshoi Ballet is one of the largest and most celebrated ballet companies in the world. Its annual repertoire of up to 30 titles per year includes classical masterpieces, rare productions and outstanding works by the most famous contemporary choreographers. A Hero of Our Time closes the 2016-17 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema season. Direct from Moscow to over 500 cinemas throughout North America in April. Tickets are on sale now at Orcas Center.

Tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema’s “A Hero of Our Time” are $20, $15 for students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 – 2 p.m. $5 subsidized tickets are available at the Box Office. This show is rescheduled from April 15 and those ticket holders have tickets available in the box office for the May 26 event. For more information about Orcas Center’s 2017 season visit www.orcascenter.org.

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