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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.

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...

NOT GUILTY?

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...

Another Scandal At The Bolshoi?!

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — The chief of Moscow's Bolshoi Theater was fired Tuesday after months of infighting following an acid attack on its artistic director th...

Embezzlement At The Bolshoi?

AP | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- Russian police have launched a criminal investigation into the embezzlement of 90 million rubles (about $3 million) of state funds during th...

Bolshoi Battle Escalates

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — The foes make a striking contrast – a bald, stolid general director versus an extravagant dancer with an opulent mane of dark hai...

Bolshoi Acid Attack Victim Hopes To Work Again

AP | DAVID McHUGH and NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

AACHEN, Germany — The Bolshoi ballet artistic director badly burned in an acid attack said Friday he is "full of strength and faith" that he wil...

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,...

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...

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 Director Released From Hospital

Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts

Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, was released from the hospital today after being the recent victim of a vicious acid attack...

Bolshoi Ballet Cancels 'Rite Of Spring' After Acid Attack

Posted 01.31.2013 | Arts

The Bolshoi Ballet is canceling its new performance of "The Rite of Spring" after the violent attack of artistic director Sergei Filin. The production...

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...

Former Ballerina Steps In At Bolshoi After Acid Attack

AP | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — The Bolshoi ballet has named a former prima ballerina to fill in for artistic director Sergei Filin, whose face and eyes were burned in...

Bolshoi Director Undergoes Surgery After Acid Attack

AP | LYNN BERRY and NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 03.21.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — An acid attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet has shone the spotlight on the fierce "Black Swan" -like competition for ...

Bolshoi's Artistic Director Attacked With Acid

AP | Posted 03.19.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — An acid attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet has shone the spotlight on the fierce "Black Swan" -like competition for...