Moscow’s mighty Bolshoi Ballet returns to Australia with their grandiose epic Spartacus, recounting the story of a Roman slave's fight for freedom.
In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian soldier, 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…
With its famous Khachaturian score, Spartacus has long been considered the company’s signature ballet. The choreography by Yuri Grigorovich fills the stage with dynamic scenes of tension and conflict, and gives full expression to the virility and strength for which Russian male dancers are renowned.
Since its first performance in the Bolshoi Theatre some 60 years ago, Spartacus remains the ultimate balletic tour de force and like the Bolshoi Ballet company itself, is dynamic, big and explosive.