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Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi Ballet London Coliseum July 30–August 18, 2007 Reviewed by Margaret Willis     The Bolshoi Ballet’s new version of Petipa’s Le Corsaire is a swashbuckling extravaganza that assaults the senses and feasts the eyes. While the classical dances were performed impeccably, the London audiences also reveled in the excellent character dancing and acting, and […]

Enchanted by Cuba

Havana is a city where, when you tell a taxi driver to take you to the theater to see a ballet, he (or she) asks, “Who is dancing tonight?” Tickets for the biannual International Ballet Festival of Havana are sold out weeks in advance. The audience, a mix of all economic classes, bursts into applause […]

Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, DC February 21-25, 2007 Reviewed by George Jackson Pictured: Svetlana Zakharova Photographer: Carol Pratt Courtesy: Kennedy Center Moderation isn’t a policy ordinarily practiced by the ballet company whose name means big, yet the Bolshoi’s new (2006) Cinderella is downright temperate. Everything about it seems carefully balanced, be it […]


RETIREMENTS Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks, Britain’s favorite ballet couple, are returning to their native Estonia, where Edur has been appointed artistic director of the National Opera Ballet of Estonia. Oaks, who recently announced her retirement from performing, will assist her husband in the company and hopes to start a family. Since 1990, both have […]

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