Principal dancer Jacopo Tissi has decided to leave the Bolshoi ballet company and principal Xander Parish the Mariinsky because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They are both exceptional as there … [Read more...] about Principal dancers leave the Mariinsky and Bolshoi companies
Svetlana Zakharova has been in Italy performing Pas de deux for Toes and Fingers, an evening with her husband, the violinist Vadim Repin, and four male dancers. Their next stop is Japan. [Touring] … [Read more...] about Interview with Svetlana Zakharova: I was afraid of gaining weight
Svetlana Zakharova and her chair (for Motoko Hirayama’s piece Revelation) arrived in Genoa for the annual Nervi Music Ballet Festival. And her husband came too – in fact, violinist Vadim Repin … [Read more...] about More than toes and fingers: Zakharova and her boys in Italy
Jean-Guillaume Bart, former Étoile at the Paris Opera Ballet, created his version of The Sleeping Beauty for the Yacobson Ballet Theatre in St Petersburg in 2016. His POB colleague Eleonora Abbagnato … [Read more...] about The Sleeping Beauty with Marianela Nuñez and Vladislav Lantratov at the Rome Opera Ballet
The annual, starry, late summer gala organised by American Ballet Theatre’s Xiomara Reyes and Ballets du Monte Carlo’s Elías García for IBStage takes place at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del … [Read more...] about In conversation with Myriam Ould-Braham and István Simon
1 October 2015 is the date for this year's World Ballet Day live stream. Following last year’s unprecedented collaboration for the first World Ballet Day LIVE, five of the world’s leading ballet … [Read more...] about World Ballet Day 2015 with one day of live streaming from 5 companies
Tonight, Ivan Vasiliev makes a début in a new ballet. It is a special début, a double début, as it marks his first outing as a choreographer and, appropriately, it is entitled Ballet N°1. When you go … [Read more...] about Ivan Vasiliev turns choreographer for “Ballet No 1”
So 29-year-old Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko will go to prison for six years, and his career obviously ends here. His biography has been taken down from the company's website and soon his picture … [Read more...] about The year ballet wept… jealousy & rivalry at the Bolshoi
The Russian Ministry of Culture announced this morning that there would be an external inspection of the organisation of St Petersburg's Vaganova Ballet Academy. It will examine the economic and … [Read more...] about Meanwhile in Russia… Vaganova & Bolshoi latest
Pavel Dmitrichenko, the Bolshoi Soloist accused of organising the attack on the company's director, Sergei Filin, was beaten up by masked police as he was taken back to prison following a pre-trial … [Read more...] about Bolshoi dancer beaten up by police
The Russian Minister of Culture has confirmed that Nikolay Tsiskaridze will perform for the last time on the Bolshoi's stage in performances of The Nutcracker, leading up to his fortieth birthday on … [Read more...] about Russian Culture Minister confirms that Tsiskaridze will return to the Bolshoi
Sergei Filin's surprise appearance at the end of the Bolshoi's performance of Jewels at the Royal Opera House in London was emotional for Bolshoi dancers and London audience alike. The Bolshoi's … [Read more...] about Sergei Filin returns to the Bolshoi
Anzhelina Vorontsova, girlfriend of jailed Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko, has gone on Russian television and spoken for the first time in public of the acid attack on Bolshoi director Sergei … [Read more...] about Jailed Bolshoi dancer’s girlfriend defends him on Russian tv: He’s a wonderful man
Tamara Rojo is at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as one of the judges for this year's Benois de la danse, the ballet Oscars. Maria Sidelnikova from Kommersant took the opportunity to talk to … [Read more...] about Interview with Tamara Rojo
Ex-Bolshoi dancer Anastasia Volochkova and current Bolshoi star and stirrer Nikolai Tsiskaridze have been on Russian television to add even more mud to an already murky pond. The Bolshoi's general … [Read more...] about Mud will be slung tonight: Tsiskaridze and Volochkova expose prostitution at the Bolshoi
After undergoing several operations on both eyes, Boshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin yesterday faced a press conference in Germany where he is receiving specialised treatment. I have plenty of … [Read more...] about Bolshoi’s Sergei Filin: I would like to work again just as I did before. Without fear, without anxiety.
Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko, who has admitted organising the attack on director Sergei Filin in January, has said that one of his principal motives was that his partner Anzhelina Vorontsova was … [Read more...] about Acid attacker’s partner was ex-girlfriend of Bolshoi director Sergei Filin?
This was an inspired performance of Nikiya from Svetlana Zakharova. There are many videos of her in what is arguably her best role, but this is certainly one her finest performances. A magical evening … [Read more...] about New YouTube videos: a starry Bayadère with Zakharova, Allash, Tsiskaridze, Ivata, Krysanova, Osipova and Nikulina from 2008
Vladimir Vasiliev in magnificent form in this extraordinary document of a fragment of a Kasyan Goleizovsky's ballet "Leili & Madjnun" which was choreographed for the Bolshoi in 1960. Kasyan … [Read more...] about Vladimir Vasiliev is extraordinary in a 1960’s video of Goleizovsky’s ballet Leili & Madjnun
What an extraordinarily unresponsive crowd to greet the opening of the newly restored Bolshoi Theatre. Ten seconds of timid clapping and then the television director honed in on bored faces, while … [Read more...] about Bored at the Bolshoi?