Pavel Dmitrichenko, the Bolshoi dancer imprisoned on suspicion of instigating the acid attack against artistic director Sergei Filin, said he denied planning the assault during an audience in Moscow yesterday.He told the court that he'd told his 'accomplice' Yury Zarutsky, to hit Filin, but nothing more. I did not imagine that this person [Zarutsky] was capable of such a … [Read more...] about Bolshoi soloist’s pretrial detention extended in acid attack case
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 her.She asked Rojo why she'd left the Royal Ballet. I've reached a point in my career, when I think it is important for me to express my own opinions. Of course, I respect the views of … [Read more...] about Interview with Tamara Rojo
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 being passed over for the top roles. According to an inside source at the Bolshoi, we've heard that Vorontsova had been romantically involved with Felin in the past.The Times … [Read more...] about Acid attacker’s partner was ex-girlfriend of Bolshoi director Sergei Filin?
If you can get past the 'special effects' - and it's worth it - this is a rare document of the seven movements of Kasyan Goleizovsky's ballet Scriabiniana (to the music of... Scriabin)It was filmed in 1972 on the Bolshoi stage with Ekaterina Maximova and other members of the company.Scriabiniana (1972)Filmed at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Choreography: Kasyan … [Read more...] about First Youtube videos of Goleizovsky’s ballet ‘Scriabiniana’ filmed in 1972 with Maximova and Bolshoi dancers
La Scala ballet has become the first foreign company to perform on the renovated stage of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre. On Thursday, La Scala ballet dancers stunned the Moscow public with the theatre’s signature ballet Excelsior, composed in 1881, says The Voice of Russia.The ballet, choreographed by Luigi Manzotti, shows the master’s understanding of technological … [Read more...] about La Scala ballet excels on new Bolshoi stage