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Russian ballet dancer cast in a role nobody wants; that of a convict

Pavel Dmitrichenko is currently at the centre stage of a trial, something that is quite contrary to the grand arenas he is used to. Pavel, the 29-year-old, slightly built soloist dancer dazzled many people as the Evil Genius in Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Ballet. However, Russia is now watching him as he sits in a 5ft by 8ft cage being the character in a story

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Head of Bolshoi Ballet replace before end of contract

Anatoly Iksanov, the head of Bolshoi ballet, has been replaced by Vladimir Urin. Anatoly was the head of ballet for 13 years and actually still had a year of his contract left. Earlier last week, he was replaced by Urin, in a further shock to the ballet world following the attack on the Bolshoi’s artistic director Sergei Filin in January, when a jar of sulphuric acid

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Russian State Ballet Sleeping Beauty

Tomorrow evening, the Russian State Ballet brings its well-travelled touring production of Sleeping Beauty to the Assembly Rooms, and ballet lovers are in for a real treat, with the show set to capture the imaginations of all ages.

With more than one hundred years of experience behind it, the Russian State Ballet is one of the most established and revered of the Russian schools of ballet. Alexej

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