(Dolby, Digital Theater System, AC-3)
Composed in 1931 by Dmitry Shostakovich, the Bolt to a book by Viktor Smirnov, is being revived for the first time in more than 70 years. Shostakovich composed a caustically humorous ballet, blending popular tunes, serious music, circus music, waltzes, marches, tangos. He had imagined his ballet as a joyful lampoon of proletarian drama. His intention was to highlight the eventful and ambiguous relationship existing between proletarian experience and the representation given of it by the Soviet vanguard. Alexei Ratmansky's choreography develops into a true marvel, opening with a ballet of giant robots and ending in a blood red delirious grand parade. Special features include Avant-Garde and Kitsch a film by Edgardo Cozarinsky, interviews with Alexei Ratmansky, Senyon Pastukh & Pavel Sorokin plus a 32 page booklet.