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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Oct 01, 2000 2:11 pm ]
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More bad news for Bolshoi lovers:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Mr Fadeyechev was asked to quit after speaking out against plans announced by the Bolshoi Theatre's new artistic director, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, the world-famous conductor, to drop productions central to the company's touring schedule. Mr Rozhdestvensky, 69, who spends most of his time conducting abroad, has left Russia to continue his foreign engagements, suggesting that anyone wanting to discuss the changes should drop him an e-mail. He will be away from Russia until next month, leaving the company rudderless as it struggles through one of the most traumatic shake-ups in its 224-year history.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The author of the piece does not seem to know about the improvements which have taken place under Fadeyechev.<P><BR><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>Now read on</B></A>

Author:  grace [ Sun Oct 01, 2000 4:40 pm ]
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The changes mean that the Bolshoi risks breaching agreements with Western choreographers and designers who had been invited to work at the theatre and with impresarios planning tours of Britain, China, Israel, Egypt and the US. - - -<P>Mr Fadeyechev has refused to resign but observers say his days are numbered. Russia's ballet critics are withering in their contempt for him and his former boss, Vladimir Vasiliev, who was forced out - - -<P>The prospect of tours being disrupted has<BR>alarmed dancers who have come to rely heavily on their earnings from performances abroad. A dancer on average earns £35-£55 a month working in Moscow but can earn that much in a day while on tour. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>i wonder if this will mean that the wonderful possibility of stanton welch creating a full-length work for the bolshoi will dissolve....? still, he apparently has a number of offers from major companies around the world, to do full-length works this year...but...the bolshoi IS the bolshoi!

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Oct 02, 2000 8:22 am ]
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If he goes, one wonders how many dancers will go with him or leave at the same time. To date there seems little appreciation of the value of ballet to the new management.

Author:  grace [ Thu Oct 05, 2000 9:04 pm ]
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fadeyechev says he's got the order to go:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Fadeyechev blamed his dismissal not only on the new<BR> leadership, but "first of all, on Culture Minister Mikhail<BR> Shvydkoi." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>Read the Bolshoi newsflash</B></A><P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited October 06, 2000).]

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Oct 10, 2000 11:26 pm ]
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Details have been published of the plans for the closure of the Bolshoi Theatre for renovations, linked to the opening of a new theatre next door which will house the opera and ballet companies during the closure.<P><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>Now read on</B></A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited October 11, 2000).]

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Dec 18, 2000 2:37 pm ]
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The Irish Times on the current problems at The Bolshoi.<P> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

Author:  angelica [ Mon Dec 18, 2000 3:00 pm ]
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haven't had time to read most of these links, but just wanted to say, stuart: that bolshoi photo IS gorgeous, isn't it. Image

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Dec 19, 2000 12:23 am ]
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Yep! It's a beaut!<P>'On their toes and trading blows - Russia’s cultural showcase is a snakepit of backstabbing and rumour. So it’s business as usual at the Bolshoi, observes Michael Binyon in The Times.'<P>He talks about a decline post-Grigorovich, but my impression was that most people thought that things got better under Vasiliev. <P>The proximity of these two articles makes me wonder whether the new Bolshoi management is mounting a PR drive at the moment. <BR> <BR><A HREF=",,62-53194,00.html" TARGET=_blank>,,62-53194,00.html</A> <P><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited December 19, 2000).]

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:24 pm ]
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A brief article about the Bolshoi 225th Anniversary and comment about the current state of play in the Company.<P>'The Russian government has pledged to do all it can to maintain the prestige of Moscow's world famous Bolshoi Theatre which today is celebrating its 225th anniversary.' From BBC News. <P><BR><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>

Author:  Azlan [ Thu Mar 29, 2001 8:40 am ]
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Another similar article, from AP:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Bolshoi Theater Marks Anniversary</B><P>ANNA DOLGOV, Associated Press<P>MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's legendary Bolshoi Theater marked its 225th anniversary Wednesday with a morning-to-midnight gala, celebrating a tradition that has been rattled recently by crumbling walls, cash woes and managerial disputes.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Apr 12, 2001 11:51 pm ]
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'New man at top plans a great leap forward,' by Andrew Jack in the FT. The article describes the programme to put the Bolshoi back on its feet. Let's hope it works.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Iksanov says that the days when government bureaucrats influenced the Bolshoi's programme are over. But he stresses that he does not want private sponsors exerting pressure either: "Political influence is a thing of the past."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><BR> <A HREF="Http://" TARGET=_blank>Http://</A>

Author:  Azlan [ Thu Jun 14, 2001 4:05 pm ]
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The troubles continue:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Bolshoi Artistic Director Resigns</B><P>MOSCOW (AP) - The artistic director of the Bolshoi Theater, renowned conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, has resigned after just one season on the job, the theater said Thursday.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>

Author:  wordfox [ Fri Jun 15, 2001 11:50 am ]
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Is THAT what you are supposed to do after a bad review. Who would have thought.<P>

Author:  Azlan [ Fri Jun 15, 2001 9:40 pm ]
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Okay, let's not all quit at once.

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Jun 16, 2001 1:03 pm ]
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Joanne wrote in the Ballet forum:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Article in the Times<P><A HREF=",,3-2001200835,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Opera flop may be Bolshoi's swansong</B></A><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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