Bolshoi Ballet Only in Cinemas


Monday, March 21 7:00 pm
Whittier Theatre
Adult $20
Student Reserved $10
Member $18 (box office only)
The presentation of our HD productions-including from the most renowned ballet company in the world: Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet! - is made possible through a generous bequest from the late Dodie Gann and underwriting by the McGee Foundation.

Spartacus  (Pre-recorded)

  • Music: Aram Kachaturian
  • Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
  • Cast: Mikhail Lobukhin, Vlad Lantratov, Svetlana Zakharova, Anna Nikulina

In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval.

Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet.

This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strength for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus.

(SPARTACUS was recorded live on October 20, 2013)

Due to a financial agreement with The Met: Live in HD, no SJCT coupons are accepted for these productions.