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Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet Royal Opera House, London August 14, 2006 Reviewed by Margaret Willis The Bolshoi Ballet in Go for Broke by Alexei Ratmansky Photo by Damir Yusupov, courtesy Bolshoi Ballet   Alexei Ratmansky’s two-year reign as artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet has kindled an invigorating spirit in his company, as Londoners quickly discovered. After […]

Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia May 15–16, 2005 Reviewed by Clive Barnes   Just as Balanchine, born and trained in St. Petersburg, is a son of the Maryinsky Ballet, so Massine, born and trained in Moscow, is a son of the Bolshoi. Of course, Massine is hardly the touchstone of the Bolshoi […]

Maryinsky International Ballet Festival

Maryinsky International Ballet Festival Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia March 9?18, 2002, Reviewed by Kevin Ng For ten days in March, St. Petersburg was the center of the ballet world, as the Kirov Ballet hosted the Maryinsky International Ballet Festival for the second consecutive year. The Kirov’s large and diverse repertory comprised a good portion […]

Nina Ananiashvili

Nina Ananiashvili and Principals of the Bolshoi Ballet Ted Shawn Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow Becket, Massachusetts August 25-29, 1999 Reviewed by Iris Fanger The performance by Nina Ananiashvili and eight other stars of the Bolshoi Ballet seemed like the good old days, before the end of the Iron Curtain also put an end to the Russian […]

Why It Matters That Women Lead

What happens when you put a woman in charge of a ballet company? Well, that obviously depends on the woman. But when she’s Tamara Rojo, you can expect some pretty great things.   Since she took over English National Ballet in 2012, Rojo’s visionary leadership and star power have transformed London’s underdog company into one […]

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