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University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bolshoi Reopening Gala 2011 - Musings and Links

The Bolshoi always hold a special place in my heart, as I grew up watching their productions on VHS, which featured the performance of the brilliant Irek Mukhamedov who would later dance with the Royal Ballet. This is a lovely gala to celebrate the renovations of the Bolshoi Theatre and its long and distinguished history.

A few years back the Royal Opera House was renovated as well and that made a huge difference, had a backstage tour of the place last year and I was very impressed with the upgrades and improvements.

May the Bolshoi enjoy another century of success.

Want to know more, here are some links about it:

The Ballet Bag's excellent primer on The Bolshoi Ballet

The Guardian: Bolshoi gala: a night in true Russian style, minus Putin - Supermodels, politicans and ballerinas assemble to celebrate the reopening of the Moscow theatre's doors

RIA Novosti: Culture: Revamped Bolshoi Theater has busy schedule

Channel 4's Gallery of the Bolshoi Reopening

BBC News: Bolshoi Theatre to reopen after major refit

Russia Today: Glittering relaunch for Bolshoi Theater

The Guardian: Tsar quality: Bolshoi theatre reopens after six-year overhaul

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