Makhar Vaziev will leave his position as head of the La Scala Ballet Company and take over at the Bolshoi Ballet on 18 March 2016. The Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, Vladimir Urin, had already … [Read more...] about Makhar Vaziev leaves La Scala to head the Bolshoi Ballet Company
Culture connects people, and it is a thread which can't be broken by political tensions. When the Malaysia Airlines Boeing was shot down over the Ukraine last year I was on tour with the Bolshoi in … [Read more...] about Zakharova’s charity gala money is refused by Kiev school
The applause that greeted Natalia Osipova's return to the Bolshoi stage was enthusiastic. Laura Cappelle wrote in her Financial Times review: The tour marks the Russian superstar’s first … [Read more...] about Osipova is missing Hallberg, but hopes to return to the Bolshoi
Dancing, like acting and singing, often runs in the family. There are countless dancers whose parents danced: Zenaida Yanowsky (Royal Ballet), Yury Yanowsky (Boston Ballet) and Nadia Yanowsky (Het … [Read more...] about You choose it out of Love! Dancing with the Khan-MacKay family
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
Sergei Filin, director of the Bolshoi Ballet Company, appeared in court today in Moscow to give evidence in the acid attack case, supposedly instigated by Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko. Filin said … [Read more...] about Sergei Filin appears in court & Dmitrichenko says he’s sorry
The first full hearing in the case of the acid attack on artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin, was held in Moscow today, reported Izvestia. The defendants arrived with guards who … [Read more...] about Dmitrichenko pleads not guilty in the first day of Bolshoi acid attack case
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 new head of the Bolshoi Theatre, Vladimir Urin, has outlined some of his intentions for the theatre's future, after two months into the job. He talked about creating a group of house singers, … [Read more...] about Bolshoi Theatre director on Filin, Ratmansky, Tsiskaridze, the opera, the image and more
Former Bolshoi dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze, whose contract was terminated by the theatre at the beginning of the summer, will return for The Nutcracker, as it would give him "the chance to say goodbye … [Read more...] about Ex-Bolshoi star Tsiskaridze returns to dance in The Nutcracker on New Year’s Eve
The Bolshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin will return to Moscow tomorrow after six-months of treatment to save his eyesight in a German hospital. A spokesman for the Aachen University Hospital said … [Read more...] about Bolshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin to return to Moscow tomorrow
David Hallberg returned to the Bolshoi for Onegin, and while there found time for a photoshoot for Vogue Russia. He talked to Anna Fedina for an article entitled "New Muscovite". On returning to … [Read more...] about The new Muscovite: David Hallberg dresses up for Vogue
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
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 … [Read more...] about Bolshoi soloist’s pretrial detention extended in acid attack case
Anatoly Iksanov has retired as director of the Bolshoi Theatre. His contract finishes in 2014 but he has retired early, or been sacked, according to different Russian news agencies. His successor … [Read more...] about New director of the Bolshoi Theatre: I do not plan a revolution
The Nederlands Dans Theatre perform at the Mariinsky's new theatre, Mariinsky II, tonight. Artistic director Paul Lightfoot talked to Izvestia on his thoughts about the recent Bolshoi scandals. I … [Read more...] about Nederlands Dans Theatre director says the Bolshoi must come together
In ten days' time David Hallberg returns to the Bolshoi to dance Onegin with Svetlana Zakharova. He talked to PBS News Hour about dance, and his first appearance with the company after the various … [Read more...] about David Hallberg returns to the Bolshoi: this attack won’t derail my career
The tragic news made headlines around the globe, "Bolshoi director in acid attack". It was horrifying; so shocking that it was hard to take in. It felt like the stuff of a Hollywood movie: the … [Read more...] about Baryshnikov and Netrebko weigh in on the Bolshoi scandal: a non-stop ugly vaudeville
After it was announced that the Bolshoi Ballet will not renew the dancing and teaching contracts with Nikolai Tsiskaridze when they expire at the end of this month, many supporters have come forward. … [Read more...] about Protest organized in Moscow’s Red Square against the dismissal of Nikolai Tsiskaridze
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
Pavel Dmitrichenko's lawyers will contest the forensic results that show that the acid attack on Bolshoi Ballet chief Sergei Filin caused grievous bodily harm. Dmitrichenko, who is in jail, is accused … [Read more...] about Pavel Dmitrichenko’s lawyers to contest the forensic results of acid attack
Bolshoi Theatre's Nikolai Tsiskaridze, fearing dismissal from the company, refuses to communicate with the press without permission from the Bolshoi's spokesman Katerina Novikova. Tsiskaridze was … [Read more...] about Nikolai Tsiskaridze falls silent, afraid of dismissal from the Bolshoi
Bolshoi soloist Paul Dmitrichenko in court today announced his intention to seek justice; he is accused of causing grievous bodily harm, instigating the acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet's artistic … [Read more...] about Jailed Bolshoi dancer Dmitrichenko is refused bail
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.
Svetlana Zakharova talked to Russia's Izvestia yesterday about her latest projects, including bringing Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand to the Bolshoi. She danced the role for the first … [Read more...] about Svetlana Zakharova: I want to go out and dance forever!
Bolshoi ballet director Sergei Filin tells The New Yorker in detail about those first awful minutes after sulphuric acid was thrown into his face by the no identified attacker: In those first … [Read more...] about Bolshoi’s Sergei Filin: Maybe I will be kissed awake like Sleeping Beauty, by Nikolai Tsiskaridze
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?
Sergei Filin had been receiving intimidating phone calls for a while, and had had his tyres punctured and his email hacked, but the acid attack that has shocked the dance world is beyond all … [Read more...] about Cruelty at the Bolshoi: acid attacks and smear campaigns. Tsiskaridze responds.