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Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi in America: Cold War Deja Vu

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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.

The Bolshoi Theater Comes To New York City

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Cate Blanchett, a Kabuki theater company from Japan and the full force of the mighty Bolshoi's ballet, opera, chorus and orchestra c...

Slow Boat to Moscow

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 02.11.2014 | 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.

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...

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

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...

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."

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...

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...

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?

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...

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...

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 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 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...