Anatoly Iksanov, the Bolshoi’s general director, appeared full of optimism as he introduced the new ballet chief, former Bolshoi star and for the last three years the chief of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre.
I am very happy to be coming home, as I devoted 20 years to the Bolshoi Theatre, and it is my native home…
said a beaming Sergei Filin, 40.
“Be careful, Sergei,” Iksanov advised quietly.
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