Tag Archives: Sergei Filin

The journey of Spartacus, stage by stage by stage

After the Bolshoi Ballet’s season at Brisbane’s Queensland Performing Arts Centre (from late June to early July 2019) the company

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Anatoly Iksanov, the general director of the Bolshoi Theatre has been replaced by the Russian government.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

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