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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Work typeDance
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Bolshoi Ballet delivers the laughs in Ratmansky's The Bright Stream

The Bright Stream © Natalia Voronova
This bright, brief and breezy production is occasionally hard to follow, but nonetheless soaked in rustic charm.
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Ratmansky's The Bright Stream

The Boshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream © Damir Yusupov
After being banned in Soviet times, The Bright Stream made a glorious comeback in a new version by Alexei Ratmansky. 
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Ave Maya: International stars perform in memory of Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya
International Ballet stars come together on stage in London to honour the late legendary Russian ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaya.
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Mischief and fun in the Bolshoi's The Bright Stream

A Soviet sun shines down on Ratmansky's The Bright Stream at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. From its 2003 première, his Bright Stream became an instant hit with audiences both at home and abroad – and it’s easy to see why.
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