The Bolshoi’s General Director, Vladimir Urin, spoke with Kommersant about the challenges facing the Bolshoi during COVID-19 pandemic and the plans for the future. Translation by melmoth | Original Article (Russian) What is the General Director of a closed theatre doing now? Still working, in spite of everything, because the Ministry of Culture and the government are […]Read more "Kommersant Interview: Vladimir Urin"
Can attending a ballet performance save a relationship? This is one of the many questions Diana Vishneva answered in her most recent interview with Grazia Russia and, as always, it is my great pleasure to bring you an English translation. Translation by melmoth | Original Article (Russian) | Follow Diana on instagram On the Power of Art One […]Read more "Grazia Russia: Diana Vishneva Interview"
Last week, the Bolshoi’s prima ballerina Evgenia Obraztsova ignored the government’s advice against mass gatherings and attended a church service, assuring her instagram followers that “a church is the safest place” during a pandemic. Since then, Russia has enforced stricter rules to ensure that its citizens take self-isolation more seriously. In a recent livestream on […]Read more "Evgenia Obraztsova doubles down on COVID-19 denial."