World-Renowned Bolshoi Ballet Is Back on U.S. Cinema Screens

Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live Present the 2021-22 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Series Featuring Five Performances Beginning This November

Denver - October 14, 2021- Fathom Events, BY Experience, and Pathé Live present the “2021-2022 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema” series, featuring the world’s best dancers in five iconic productions, screening exclusively in cinemas, from November 2021 through May 2022.  Dance and performing arts fans of all ages will be able to experience these magnificent productions from the comfort of their neighborhood cinemas, which offer the best seats in the house of the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia.


The new series begins November 7 with a live broadcast of “Spartacus,” a sensational ballet composed by Aram Khachaturian followed by Tchaikovsky's magical holiday classic for all ages, “The Nutcracker,” with holiday screenings December 19 and 20.   George Balanchine’s sparkling “Jewels” screens live January 23, followed by the captivating “Swan Lake” on March 6 to delight cinema audiences. “The Pharaoh's Daughter,” closes the season on May 1 with Pierre Lacotte's monumental live production.


Tickets for 2021-2022 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema events can be purchased at or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).


The “2021-2022 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema” series:


Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus - LIVE

Sunday, November 7


In Imperial Rome led by Crassus, Spartacus and his wife Phrygia are reduced to slavery and are separated by slave dealers.  His love for her and his desire for freedom lead him to revolt against the Roman army with the help of the other captives. But the treacherous Aegina, who seeks to conquer Crassus and gain power, will get in the way of Spartacus’s plan.


Huge in scale and spectacular in effect, “Spartacus” is a true tour de force of a ballet, set to Aram Khachaturian’s superb score. With an incredible display of might from the four leading dancers to the entire corps de ballet, its passionate pas de deux, and larger-than-life pyrotechnical feats, “Spartacus” is the ultimate spectacle of virtuosity and lyricism born at the Bolshoi Theatre.


Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker – ENCORE

Sunday, December 19 & Monday, December 20


On Christmas Eve, Marie and her whole family are gathered around the tree in celebration of the holiday. She receives a magical gift from her godfather Drosselmeyer and soon enough this Christmas eve will take an unexpected turn for her. Marie's new doll comes alive and carries her into a whirlwind adventure.


The exceptional score by Tchaikovsky, brought to life by the legendary Bolshoi Ballet dancers in The Nutcracker, will captivate the hearts of the whole family. Experience this holiday classic through the eyes of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince on the big screen as they travel on a magical journey of their dreams.


Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels – LIVE

Sunday, January 23


Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg. Three sparkling scenes accompanied by the music of three essential composers feature the styles of the three dance schools that have contributed to making George Balanchine a legend of modern ballet.


This glamorous triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue and created as an homage to the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York, and St. Petersburg that made a vital impact on the revered choreographer’s career.


Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - ENCORE

Sunday, March 6


Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her. At the castle, prospective brides try to entertain the distracted Prince, but it is the ravishingly beautiful swan Odile who threatens the promise Siegfried made to Odette.


The legend of the enigmatic swan-woman set to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of a score is ballet’s most beloved production in the classical canon. The Bolshoi Ballet’s “Swan Lake” exemplifies the dramatic tension and heart-stopping beauty with prima ballerina Olga Smirnova leading the cast, as sensational as the black swan as she is poignant as the white swan.


Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter - LIVE

Sunday, May 1


While traveling in Egypt, Lord Wilson is caught in a sandstorm and finds refuge in the nearest pyramid where the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs lies entombed. When he falls asleep, lulled by the haze of opium, Aspicia comes to life and his passion for her will take him on a fantastic journey.


French choreographer Pierre Lacotte brilliantly resurrected a forgotten masterpiece exclusively for the Bolshoi Ballet nearly twenty years ago - Marius Petipa’s “The Pharaoh’s Daughter.” With its exotic setting, spectacular dancing, and scenes choreographed for nearly the entire Bolshoi troupe, this stunning Egyptian fresco is one of the most remarkable productions in the company’s repertoire.


"We missed the arts over the last 2 years and are honored to partner with our friends at BY Experience and Pathé Live to bring ballet back to hundreds of big screens across the nation,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. "To come back with three Live Ballets and two Fathom fan favorites is an exciting return for a long-awaited Bolshoi Ballet season.”


"The Bolshoi Ballet is one of the world’s greatest ballet companies and this season celebrates timeless storytelling with beauty and unparalleled athleticism,” said Julie Borchard-Young, co-founder of BY Experience.  “It is thrilling to welcome audiences back to cinemas after the global pause, to experience the legendary Bolshoi again, with live performances from Moscow.”


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About BY Experience

BY Experience is the world’s leading global distributor of alternative content and events to cinema screens.  Since its formation in 2003, privately-owned BY Experience has distributed hundreds of unique events to cinema audiences globally, including the three-leading series in cinemas, The Met: Live in HD (from 2005 to the present), National Theatre Live (ex-UK and China, from 2009 to the present), Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema (North America, from 2014 to the present).


About Pathé Live

Pathé Live, a fully owned subsidiary of the Gaumont Pathé group, is a market leader in the global distribution of event cinema, distributing a wide variety of content such as operas, ballets, rock and pop concerts, gaming tournaments, film premieres, fashion shows and art exhibitions to the Pathé Live Cinema Network. Through this network they have created impactful marketing campaigns reaching audiences across 60 territories. Pathé Live's events in cinemas are distributed live in HD with 5.1 Dolby sound via satellite broadcast or recorded in 2K, 3D or 4K. Pathé Live introduced event cinema in France and their network of exhibition partners, from multiplex cinemas to independent cinemas and non-traditional cinema venues, provides full coverage across the country.


Pathé Live has released since its inception over 200 Events in cinemas internationally. It is notably the exclusive distribution partner of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series in cinemas across France, Switzerland, Morocco, and Lebanon. Pathé Live also is the exclusive producer and the worldwide distributor of the Bolshoi Ballet’s and la Comédie-Française’s cinema seasons to over 1,700 cinemas in more than 60 countries.



Erik Stein

Scoop Marketing for Fathom Events