Bolshoi Embraces the Pre-Soviet Past – From The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal – How the mighty have mellowed. Since first touring the U.S. in 1959, the Bolshoi Ballet has been known here for the heroic, sometimes heavy and often thrilling tone of its presentations. But during its recent sold-out weekend of performances at the Kennedy Center, the 233-year-old Moscow troupe showed a different dimension. Its three-act, three-hour production of “Le Corsaire,” first mounted in 2007 by the Bolshoi’s then artistic director Alexei Ratmansky and its current artistic director Yuri Burlaka, was light-filled and old-world pretty….read more