Tag Archives: Mikhail Lobukhin

The Bolshoi looks on the bright side of life

The Bright Stream, final scene, Bolshoi Ballet, photo © Damir Yusupov

When Alexei Ratmansky first heard a recording of Shostakovich’s ballet score for The Bright Stream in 1995, he must have

Turbans and tutus: the Bolshoi brings Le Corsaire to Australia

Le Corsaire, the pirates' den, Bolshoi Ballet, photo © Damir Yusupov

Le Corsaire, as danced by the Bolshoi Ballet, is like a croquembouche. The caramel-wrapped cone of pastry balls sprinkled sugar