Today's opinion: Regarding David Hallberg casting as Prince Desire for opening night of Sleeping Beauty
I like David very much and respect him as a dancer, but it is an insult to the entire Russia ballet, a demonstration of indifference to the rich Russian tradition and culture," Nikolay Tsiskaridze, a Bolshoi premier dancer said in an interview Friday.... He said that the company's management, in hiring Hallberg, projects a certain attitude, and because of that, among other things, "Russian dancers see no future for them in the Bolshoi."
June 23 opinion: Regarding Bolshoi dance floor, changing room, equipment
At the Bolshoi he is famous for his demanding character. His relationship with Anatoly Iksanov, the theater’s general manager, is falling apart at the seams....The dancer irks the Bolshoi’s administration with his public criticism, complaining about the poor state of dancers’ changing rooms, the uncomfortable dance floor and equipment that needs replacing....“Maybe I irritate him; I don’t care,” said Tsiskaridze in an interview after a rehearsal for the show. “The theater’s managers come and go, and I will stay"....adding that he would later like to work as general manager of the Bolshoi.
Regarding the Bolshoi Renovation
The senior dancer claimed that rather than being a restoration, something new had been created. "It is a new creation," he said in a separate interview with Russian TV. "You have the feeling that you are in a hotel in Turkey that has been built in the shape of the Bolshoi Theatre."
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