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Margarita Shrainer (Kitri) and Igor Tsvirko (Basilio) © Natalia Voronova
London

Tilting at windmills: Bolshoi’s Don Quixote cranks into top gear

By , 15 August 2019
****1
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The Bright Stream © Natalia Voronova
London

Bolshoi Ballet delivers the laughs in Ratmansky's The Bright Stream

By , 07 August 2019
***11
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Semyon Chudin (Siegfried) and Olga Smirnova (Odette) © Natalia Voronova
London

The Bolshoi's Swan Lake simmers, but the corps shines

By , 02 August 2019
***11
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Denis Rodkin (Spartacus) © Damir Yusupov
London

The Bolshoi’s Spartacus conquers Covent Garden

By , 29 July 2019
*****
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Denis Rodkin (Spartacus) © Damir Yusupov
London

Спартак Большого завоевывает Ковент-Гарден

By , 29 July 2019
*****
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Denis Rodkin in Spartacus © M Logvinov
Brisbane

A blockbuster Spartacus from the Bolshoi in Brisbane

By , 04 July 2019
*****
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Daria Khokhlova in Emeralds © Damir Yusupov
Brisbane

Not all Balanchine's Jewels sparkle in Brisbane

By , 03 July 2019
***11
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© Damir Yusupov
Moscow

The Bolshoi dances La Sylphide with a Russian touch

By , 01 April 2018
****1
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A. Belyakov, A. Tikhomirova, D. Bochkova and D. Khokhlova in The Taming of the Shrew © Mikhail Logvinov
New York City

The Bolshoi’s Un-Shakespearean Shrew

By , 27 July 2017
***11
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Laetitia Pujol et Mathieu Ganio of POB in George Balanchine's Emeralds © Agathe Poupenyy | Opéra national de Paris
New York City

All’s right in the world of ballet: Jewels 50th anniversary

By , 22 July 2017
****1
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Paris Opera Ballet in George Balanchine's Emeralds © Agathe Poupeney | Opéra national de Paris
New York City

Rare Jewels at Lincoln Center Festival as Paris Opera, Bolshoi and NYCB dancers join forces on stage

By , 21 July 2017
****1
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The Boshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream © Damir Yusupov
Moscow

The Bolshoi's Bright Stream is a ballet unlike any other

By , 09 May 2017
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Anastasia Stashkevich (Novice), Erick Svolkin (The Second Untruder), The Cage © Damir Yusupov/Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow

Robbins' Cage and Lander's Etudes enter Bolshoi Ballet repertoire

By , 19 March 2017
****1
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Olga Smirnova (Tatiana) and Vladislav Lantratov (Onegin) © Damir Yusupov | Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow

The Bolshoi dances John Cranko's Onegin

By , 10 March 2017
***11
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Svelana Zakharova and Mikhail Lobhukin © Damir Yusupov
Moscow

The Bolshoi’s Imposing Ivan the Terrible

By , 24 February 2017
*****
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© Damir Yusupov | Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow

Musicality over Christmas glitters in the Bolshoi's Nutcracker

By , 23 December 2016
****1
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Svetlana Zakharova (Nikia) © Damir Yusupov
Moscow

The Bolshoi's Bayadère lights up the Historic Stage

By , 26 October 2016
****1
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Igor Tsvirko (the Fugitive) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Ondine) © Damir Yusupov | Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow

Underwhelming Ondine from the Bolshoi Ballet

By , 19 October 2016
**111
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Nina Kaptsova (Rita) and Michael Lobukhin (Yasha) © Damir Yusupov | Boshoi Theatre
Moscow

The Bolshoi revives The Golden Age

By , 13 October 2016
****1
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Vladislav Lantratov (Conrad) © Damir Yusupov | Bolshoi
London

Ratmansky adds choreographic sense to the Bolshoi's Corsaire

By , 11 August 2016
***11
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Ekaterina Krysanova (Jeanne) in The Flames of Paris, Bolshoi Ballet © Elena Fetisova
London

The Bolshoi's London run continues with Ratmansky's Flames of Paris

By , 05 August 2016
****1
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Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Katharina) © Elena Fetisova | Bolshoi Theatre
London

Kiss me, Katya: Bolshoi's Shrew a slinky, sexy delight

By , 03 August 2016
*****
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Olga Smirnova and Denis Rodkin, Don Quixote © John Hudson
London

Bolshoi Ballet London tour opens with a galvanizing Don Quixote

By , 25 July 2016
****1
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© Janet Ward
Moscow

Olga Smirnova Debuts in Raymonda at the Bolshoi Ballet

By , 14 February 2016
*****
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© Damir Yusupov
Moscow

After a half century, the Bolshoi's Nutcracker continues to enchant

By , 19 December 2015
*****
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Maria Allash (Mekhmene Banu) © Elina Fetisova
Moscow

Strong leads and shining male corps dancers in the Bolshoi's Legend of Love

By , 10 December 2015
*****
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Moscow

The Bolshoi's A Hero of Our Time: A modern take on a Russian classic

By , 22 July 2015
***11
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Moscow

Nina Kaptsova's debut in Neumeier's Lady of the Camellias

By , 30 April 2015
*****
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St Petersburg

A Winning Combination: The Bolshoi Ballet's The Taming of the Shrew

By , 24 April 2015
*****
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Hong Kong

A Glorious Balanchine Experience from the Bolshoi Ballet at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 28 March 2015
*****
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Hong Kong

The Flames of Paris: A feast of dancing from the Bolshoi in Hong Kong

By , 24 March 2015
****1
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Tokyo

Étoiles of the Paris Opéra Ballet sparkle in Tokyo

By , 30 July 2014
****1
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New York City

Despite Cracks in the Veneer, the Bolshoi’s Don Quixote is a success.

By , 22 July 2014
***11
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New York City

It’s Still Odette’s Lake!

By , 15 July 2014
***11
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Moscow

Mischief and fun in the Bolshoi's The Bright Stream

By , 01 May 2014
****1
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Tromsø

The Bolshoi Ballet illuminates the Northern Lights Festival

By , 01 February 2014
*****
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London

Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames of Paris

By , 16 August 2013
****1
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London

Bolshoi Ballet's La Bayadère in London

By , 03 August 2013
****1
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London

Spartacus Boshoi Ballet

By , 19 July 2010
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