the Rite of Spring at the Bolshoi

The Finnish National Ballet are traveling to the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow to perform with the Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky and Vaclav Nijinsky. This is the first time that the company are performing at the Bolshoi. It’s a historical event and a great challenge for the National ballet.

The film “the Chosen Ones” is the story about how three dancers, Maki Nagagawa, Mira Ollila and Auri Ahola prepare for the journey to Moscow. They share their thoughts and feelings during rehearsals and during the journey to perform at the Bolshoi.

Director: Ditte Uljas
Photo: Ditte Uljas and Ville Tanttu
Editor: Okku Nuutilainen
Producer/sound/interviews: Anna Blom

Production ja! media production for YLE Fem/Peter Berndtson.
Funded by the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.