Tag Archives: Sergei Filin

2016: The past, the present, and a very big challenge of the future

A hundred years ago the Ziegfeld Follies opened on Broadway with Bachelor Days, a vaudeville show that included a song

World Ballet Day companies throw open their studio doors

Sarah Thompson and  Benedicte Bemet, Australian Ballet class

The big difference between World Ballet Day 2015 and the inaugural event last year was the way the five main

World Ballet Day, #5 San Francisco Ballet and the Wrap Up

Francis Chung and Davit Karapetyan, San Francisco Ballet

In nine months Helgi Tomasson will celebrate his 30th year as artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet. I think

World Ballet Day # 2: The Bolshoi Ballet

Bernice Coppieters, Sergei Filin, Jean-Christophe Maillot, watching Taming of the Shrew rehearsal, Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi’s class was the most perfunctory of the three companies I’ve seen so far on World Ballet Day but

The Bolshoi’s Jewels, with Smirnova the glittering centrepiece

Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin, Diamonds, Bolshoi Ballet, photo © Elena Fetisova

There were at least two compelling reasons to see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Balanchine’s Jewels, filmed in Moscow last

Memories of the year that was, hopes for the year to come

Isabella Boylston, Swan Lake, American Ballet Theatre, photo © Gene Schiavone

Looking backwards before glimpsing forward, the two highlights of the Australian dance year were the season of the Paris Opera

The cost of corruption at the Bolshoi

Pavel Dmitrichenko in court

A day before sentence was passed on the three men accused of organising the acid attack on Sergei Filin he

Exit the Bolshoi boss: the latest chapter in the drama

Anatoly Iksanov, photo Getty Images

Anatoly Iksanov, the general director of the Bolshoi Theatre has been replaced by the Russian government. The Culture Minister, Vladimir

The law of unforeseen consequences unfolds at the Bolshoi Ballet

Pavel Dmitrichenko in a courtroom in Moscow on 7 March. Photo © Associated Press/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Many years ago a newspaper editor introduced me to the “law of unforeseen consequences”. It’s a distant cousin of Murphy’s

McGregor’s Rite of Spring postponed due to attack on Sergei Filin

The graphic image for Wayne McGregor's production

A major highlight of the Bolshoi Ballet’s year was to be Wayne McGregor’s new Rite of Spring in Moscow this