The Bright Stream invokes the genius of Shostakovich’s score, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with bits of slapstick comedy. Hilarious deceptions and false identities including the principal dancer Ruslan Skvortsov dressed as a Sylph. Taking place in the midst of a harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening. The Bolshoi bursts with life and rich spirits in Alexei Ratmansky’s brilliantly choreographed smash.