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The Flames of Paris

Alexei Ratmansky’s revival of a revolutionary ballet by Vasily Vainonen is given its UK premiere by the celebrated Bolshoi Ballet.

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The Bolshoi Ballet presents the first UK performance of Alexei Ratmansky’s revival of a classic ballet by Vasily Vainonen. The Flames of Paris depicts the tumultuous era of the French Revolution and contains one of the most stunning pas de deux in the whole of the ballet repertory. The work was first performed in Leningrad in 1932 and features a powerfully evocative score by Boris Asafiev.