Artistry, ruthless ambition and an abiding fear of injury – these all dominate the backstage world of the Bolshoi's dancers.
Selected Picturehouse cinemas are screening Bolshoi Babylon, a documentary that gives a candid and often irreverent glimpse into life behind the scenes at Russia's most prestigious institution.
On Sunday 10 January at 3.00, live via satellite, Bolshoi principal dancer Anastasia Meskova will be joining the filmmakers and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore for a Q&A after the film.
Tickets are on sale now to Picturehouse Members, and go on sale to non-Members on Monday 21 December.
Full price £10.50 / retired and students £9.50
Members £8.50 / Retired and Student Members £7.50
Tickets can be booked online, by telephone on 0871 902 5747, or in person at the Box Office.