Ballet ‘Ivan, the Terrible,’ to be shown

The Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano closes the 2015 season of Bolshoi Ballet at the Cultural Center with the story of the great and troubled Russian czar ”Ivan, the Terrible.”

Presentations of the ballet on video are Friday at 7 p.m. and May 30 at 11 a.m. in the centro’s Teatro  Eugene O’Neill.

Choreographer Yuri Grigorovich based the 1975 ballet on the composition of Sergei Prokofiev. “Ivan, the Terrible” has become the perfect example of ballet in the Soviet era with the presentation one of the most complex male ballet roles, according to critics.

Mikhail Lobukhin, will be responsible for giving life to the character of Ivan while Anna Nikulina returns after her role as Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” to portray Anastasia, his wife.

Those who come to enjoy “Ivan the Terrible” will be guaranteed a great experience as a spectator, not only for the quality of a powerful, strong and vibrant choreography, but also for the opportunity to revive the controversial reign of “Terrible” and Russian 16th century, amid visually stunning scenes, said Karl Schmack of the centro.

Tickets for this last event of the season of the Bolshoi Ballet in high definition can be purchased on or at 2528-8778. Prices range from 5,000 to 10,000 colons.

This entry was posted in Costa Rica News. Bookmark the permalink.