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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Bolshoi Theatre

Bolshoi dancer denies planning acid attack on artistic director

A Bolshoi dancer detained on suspicion of organising an horrific acid attack against the Moscow ballet company's artistic director yesterday denied planning such an assault.

Friday, 9 August, 2013, 2:50am

Ballet's The Rite of Spring, 100 years later

When The Rite of Spring was premiered in Paris in 1913, it created the most violent brouhaha in ballet history, with critics condemning Igor Stravinsky's music as barbarous and Vaslav Nijinsky's choreography as senseless ugliness.

14 Apr 2013 - 5:18pm

Bolshoi ballet star Tsiskaridze in partial court victory

A Moscow court yesterday partially backed a star dancer in his dispute with the Bolshoi Theatre that laid bare bitter internal divisions at the ballet company after the acid attack on artistic director Sergei Filin.

13 Apr 2013 - 4:00am

Bolshoi dancer appears in court after admitting acid attack

A leading dancer at Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre appeared in court on Thursday after confessing to planning the acid attack on the ballet troupe’s artistic director Sergei Filin, reportedly in revenge for his treatment of his dancer girlfriend.

7 Mar 2013 - 4:12pm

Police detain suspect in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack

Moscow police on Tuesday detained a suspect who allegedly splashed acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet in an attack that shocked the world artistic community and left the troupe in crisis.

The 42-year-old Sergei Filin was struck with sulphuric acid by a masked assailant as he was entering his apartment building through a dark parking lot in mid-January.

5 Mar 2013 - 6:23pm

Chinese girl studies at the Bolshoi Ballet

When Josephine Cheung Ching-nga checked her e-mail on the bus coming home from dance class two years ago, she almost screamed with excitement.

19 Aug 2012 - 6:25pm


The Bolshoi Theatre presents Yuri Grigorich's three-act ballet (left) about the leader of a rebellion of gladiators and slaves against Rome. With music by Aram Khachaturian. Wed, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$440-880 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2563 5301

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

New twist for Spartacus

Ballet connoisseurs and dance lovers flocked to a cocktail reception at Sha Tin Town Hall recently for the opening performance of Spartacus.

22 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


Chapertons Comic Theatre from Spain will bring a wave of surprises to audiences with their comic show Boom!

The Chapertons came second at the United Slapstick Award 1993 in Frankfurt, Germany, and earned the Artist of the Year 2000 title in the comedy category.

25 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Sumptuous musical feast at top-class festival

I disagree with Michael McCaffrey's description of this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival as being 'lacklustre' (Sunday Morning Post, March 24).

31 Mar 2002 - 12:00am