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The Bright Stream | A laugh-out-loud masterpiece

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Colourful characters light up the Bolshoi’s ‘The Bright Stream’.

Bolshoi Ballet's The Bright Stream encores at Palace Cineplex this Sunday.

During harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend, Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina's husband decide to swap roles for the evening.

Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich's score at the Bolshoi, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with its bits of slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, false identities, including principal dancer Ruslan Skvortsov dressed as a Sylph, and its many colourful characters. The Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky's brilliantly choreographed smash.