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The Flames of Paris

Alexei Ratmansky’s celebrated revival of Vasily Vainonen’s revolutionary ballet, danced by the Bolshoi.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of The Flames of Paris. It was last on stage 5–6 August 2016 as part of the Summer 2015/16 season.

Background

Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris has found fantastic success with audiences around the world – nowhere more so than at its London premiere in 2013. Set to Boris Asafiev’s powerfully evocative music, the ballet contains one of the most stunning pas de deux in the ballet repertory. A drama of intrigue, love and tragedy unfolds against the background of the tumultuous era of the French Revolution.

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