Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames of Paris (Les Flammes de Paris)
The French Revolution as told through two love stories, heinous acts perpetrated by the evil Marquis Costa de Beauregard, battalions of the Marseillais troops on the march to Paris, the appearance of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the storming of their royal palace, The Tuilleries, and, of course, the swiftly descending knife of the guillotine. The plot has undergone several changes. Instead of one pair of chief characters, there are now two, linked to each other by the emotional ties of the love duet. The original version of this ballet was without a love line, as well as the execution of one of the main heroines, forcing her friends to quake in their shoes and giving them first hand experience of the horrors of revolutionary terror.
Cast: Ivan Vasiliev, Natalia Osipova
Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky
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