Russian Audiences Get a Taste of Modern Dance

The modern ballet Reflections is facing a stern test from Russian audiences—known for their rigid ideas about classical dance—after scoring a victory with critics in the United States, according to a story in The Moscow Times.

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Ballet Scene | From Russia, With Rigor

In Russian, “bolshoi” means large, or grand. Anyone who has heard anything about ballet equates the Bolshoi Ballet name with a real pedigree—an institution represented by stellar dancers such as Maya Plisetskaya, Yekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Galina Ulanova, Nina Ananiashvili, and more recently, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev.

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