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Bolshoi Ballet

Ballet Has A Sexism Problem, And Even Its Brightest Stars Don't Know How To Solve It

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 06.01.2016 | Arts

There’s one truly goosebump-inducing moment in "Strictly Bolshoi," the 2007 documentary about British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s efforts...

Bolshoi Ballerina Discusses Which Ballet Is 'Like Champagne'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.07.2016 | Arts

Originally choreographed in 1869, "Don Quixote" is a ballet based off Miguel de Cervantes's classic novel El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Manch...

Ballet Is Probably Our Choice Mode Of Viewing Male Heroism

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts

You might not immediately associate unbridled and passionate male heroism with ballet. But then again, you probably haven't seen legendary choreograph...

Star Prima Ballerina Describes Messed Up Gender Roles On Stage

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts

"In general I don’t consider Katharina much of a shrew, she’s just real," prima ballerina Ekaterina Krysanova, who stars as Katharina in the Bolsh...

Stunning Trailer For Bolshoi Ballet Documentary Promises Drama

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — On the stage of the Bolshoi Theater, the dancers were all elegance and grace, leaping through the air and lifting their partners with ...

Lulu, Live at the Met and in Your Local Movie Theater

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Considered one of the most important theatrical works, perhaps the opera, of the 20th century, Lulu is a lurid, hard-edged tale matched by Alban Berg's "atonal" score.

A Prima Ballerina On Which Epic Ballet Romance Makes Her Cry Onstage

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts

"This performance speaks of two people, two personalities, who truly loved one another," dancer Vlad Lantratov explains in the video below, "who lose ...

Bolshoi Ballet Prodigy Explains Her Journey To The Top

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts

"As a rule, ballet isn’t just dancing," Bolshoi ballerina Olga Smirnova explains in the video above. "There is a story. Even in ballets that have no...

Meet The Man Taking Over The Bolshoi Theater Post-Acid Attack

The Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — The Bolshoi Theater has announced that Makhar Vaziev, the Russian ballet director at Italy's La Scala, will be joining the renowned Mo...

Bolshoi Ballet Legends Discuss The Most Romantic Ballet Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts

"Giselle isn't the role you prepare for once and dance the same way every time," prima ballerina Evgenia Obraztsova explained. "I've already had sever...

An Exclusive Sneak Peek At The Bolshoi Ballet's Upcoming Season

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts

"You have to love dancing to stick to it," legendary dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham once said. "It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts t...

The Bolshoi Ballet Engulfs Hong Kong in The Flames of Paris

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

In a remarkably apropos programming coup for these unsettling political times, the Hong Kong Arts Festival offered two notably different works that shine a light on the collateral damage of political fanaticism.

Birds of a Feather: Three New York "Swan Lakes"

Phil Chan | Posted 09.28.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

With the strong British influence throughout ABT's history -- it currently counts its Macmillan and Ashton repertory among its greatest strengths -- it is no surprise that ABT has focused on the narrative potential of the work.

The Bolshoi in America: Cold War Deja Vu

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

A week is an awfully long time when an international crisis is brewing; it's a good thing that everyone at the Koch Theater speaks "in one language."

Myles Thatcher -- Profile of an Upcoming Dancer and Choreographer

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Myles Thatcher's skills and growing reputation as a promising choreographer have been recognized and honored by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Foggy Bottom Ballet

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

As pundits proclaim relations between Washington and Moscow at a historic low, it's worth remembering that they have, in fact, been lower. And that when they were, the U.S. was having a lovefest with Russian ballet.

Spectral Ballerinas: On a Pedestal, Written Out of History

Emily Coates | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Emily Coates

When women are not promoted into positions of leadership, we stop hearing their voices.

George Balanchine: the Human Cost of an Artistic Legacy

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

George Balanchine co-founded America's first world-class ballet school, choreographed more than 400 works for the stage, launched the careers of a dozen stars and died an undisputed modern master -- the most influential figure in 20th century dance.

Slow Boat to Moscow

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

I recently cruised the Viking Waterways of the Czars excursion from St. Petersburg, Russia to Moscow on this, the largest fleet of river vessels in the world.

Ballerinas Behaving Badly

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

Next week Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko goes on trial for orchestrating an attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. He faces 12 years in jail. Here are a half dozen other paragons of poise who let their passions get the better of them

Paul Ghiselin on Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

It is now nearly forty years since the beginning of the campy drag company that has become a mainstream attraction at theaters all over the world. Ghiselin believes that the, "reason it still works is that we're bringing high art and humor together and it's a very unusual combination."

Ballet Superstar Roberto Bolle Talks Favorite Dancers, Choreographers and Katy Perry

Adria Rolnik | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

How does Roberto Bolle, Italian ballet superstar and one of Italy's most beloved artists, find a moment to sit down and chat?

Former Prima Ballerina: Bolshoi Ballet Was A 'Huge Brothel'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts

The beloved and scandal-besieged Bolshoi Ballet has been hit with yet another controversy. Former star dancer Anastasia Volochkova has accused th...

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...

Police Detain Suspect In Bolshoi Acid Attack

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) - A suspect was detained on Tuesday over an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Ball...