Tag Archives: Yuri Grigorovich

Hannah O’Neill joins the elite of the Prix Benois de la danse

Hannah O'Neill, Paquita, Paris Opera Ballet, photo © Laurent Philippe

The annual Prix Benois de la danse held at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, is a northern hemisphere event. So it’s

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 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

The mirror images of Beauty reflected through the eyes of Ezio Frigerio

Bolshoi Ballet production of Sleeping Beauty, 2011

Watching a DVD filmed in 1999 of Rudolf Nureyev’s production of The Sleeping Beauty for the Paris Opera Ballet I

The war at the Bolshoi Ballet escalates to a crime with a vicious attack on Sergei Filin

Sergei Filin, artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet

The shocking attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director, Sergei Filin, marks a major escalation in the war between internal

The new Beauty at the Bolshoi

Bolshoi Theatre main stage auditorium, the audience scatters before the final calls

If artificial snowdrifts were heaped on the base of the ornate golden and ivory columns, the set for the Bolshoi