February 22, 2020

1:00 PM-4:00 PM


225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who has pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When Raymonda’s beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for her hand and threatens her fate when she rejects him.

Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso. One of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, the ballet is fully armed with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas, and a title role suited for the outstanding ballerina Olga Smirnova.

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema is an initiative to bring world-class ballet, direct from the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, exclusively to movie audiences around the world. Each production features a complete performance plus behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and creative teams and other bonus content.

Raymonda is shown at the Clark in conjunction with the exhibition Arabesque. Janine Parker, artist-in-residence in dance at Williams College, introduces the ballet and discusses connections between dance and visual art.

Run time: 3 hours

The Clark offers accessible seating for individuals with disabilities.