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Bolshoi dancer appears in court over acid attack

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

Russia’s Bolshoi reopens after historic restoration

Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre finally raises its curtain on Friday after a six year closure for much-delayed reconstruction aimed at restoring its imperial splendour and artistic reputation to their former glory. The Bolshoi’s music director Vasily Sinaisky will lift his baton from the pit at 1500 GMT for the first note…