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Bolshoi Ballet Acid Attack

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Dancer Sentenced In Acid Attack On Director

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 12.03.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for his role in an acid attack on the ballet's artis...

Bolshoi Ballet Dancer Could Face Nine Years In Prison For Orchestrating Acid Attack

AP | Associated Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — A verdict in the case of the Bolshoi dancer accused of masterminding an acid attack on the ballet's director will be announced Dec. 3,...

Bolshoi Ballet Drama Wages On As Ousted Director Testifies In Acid Attack Trial

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — There were simmering tensions between Bolshoi ballet chief Sergei Filin and dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, who is suspected of mastermindi...

Bolshoi Ballet Chief Scarred In Acid Attack Set To Testify In Moscow

AP | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — The chief of the famed Bolshoi ballet company is to testify in Moscow at the case of a ballet star suspected of mastermindin...


AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — A Bolshoi ballet dancer who is accused of ordering an acid attack on the company's ballet chief has pleaded not guilty. Pav...

Bolshoi Acid Attack Trial Delayed

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has delayed the start of the trial of a star dancer accused of organizing an acid attack on the Bolshoi ball...

Ballet Director Returns To Bolshoi After Devastating Attack

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- The Bolshoi ballet's artistic director has returned to the famed Moscow theater after months of treatment in Germany for burns he suffered t...

Guess Who's Not Coming Back To The Bolshoi?

AP | Posted 06.09.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- The Bolshoi Theater won't renew the contract of Nikolai Tsiskaridze, a veteran principal dancer and teacher who for years has been in open c...

For Bolshoi, The Show Must Go On

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — It was, perhaps, last century's most scandalous ballet – one modeled after a pagan ritual of human sacrifice and showcasing dance...

Bolshoi Director And Principal Dancer Battle Over Ballet's Future

AP | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — The Bolshoi Theater's general director has rejected criticism from an assertive principal dancer who is openly aspiring to take his job...

Bolshoi Chief Says Acid Attack Dancer Could Keep Job

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet said the dancer arrested on suspicion of giving the go-ahead to an acid attack that badly b...

Who's Who In The Bolshoi Ballet Drama

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

The real-life drama surrounding Russia's Bolshoi Theater reached all new heights of absurdity this week when it was revealed that the acid attack on a...

Bolshoi Dancer Accused In Acid Attack Defends Actions

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — Pale and haggard after hours of questioning, a leading Bolshoi dancer told a Moscow court that he gave his blessing to an attack on the...

Star Dancer Suspected In Bolshoi Acid Attack

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — Russian police said Tuesday they arrested three men in the acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet,...

Week In Arts&Culture

Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts

The art world experienced its fair share of dramatic news stories this week. Bolshoi ballet dancers were named suspects in an acid attack investigatio...

Was The Bolshoi Acid Attack An Inside Job?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts

After weeks of speculation as to who was behind the vicious acid attack on Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, multiple sources are pointing fingers at the...

Bolshoi Ballerina Fears For Her Safety

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — A leading ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet says she wants to stay in Canada after receiving threats – a move that follows an aci...