The Bolshoi Ballet is a proud part of Russia’s heritage. However, traditionally not everyone in the vast country has had the chance or the means to see a performance in Moscow. Well, thanks to technology, all that has changed.
The Boldsoi’s broadcast arm is now transmitting live shows on a new YouTube channel, giving Russian viewers a night at the ballet, from the comfort of their own homes. It is free of charge and there are other benefits.
“During the interval, or intervals if we have two of them, the audience in the theatre go to the buffet, they walk around the foyer,” said the theatre’s Deputy General Director Anton Getman, adding that for audiences sitting at the computer “the camera takes them backstage.”
The theatre already feeds live performances to cinemas worldwide, where viewers can also see behind the scenes. Russian Internet users can now join them and enjoy the full Bolshoi experience.