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Vladimir UrinHow to resolve conflicts and build artistic focus

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#16 Helene



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:18 AM

Reports from the Russian press spanning artistic directors said that the directives for how much the company toured and performed came from a higher ministry, a person higher than Urin's level, let alone Filin's. 


If the government(s) funded the labor budget for the company at the level needed to allow its dancers to be paid well enough to live in one of the most expensive cities on the planet, and the discretionary arts "project" budget hadn't been needed for wages, any bonus fund managed by the AD would not determine who could earn a living wage.

#17 Mathilde K

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:04 AM

Quite logical. Bolshoi is not just a "state owned company", during Soviet times it was directly under the wings of the Soviet government and not much has changed since then. I remember Maximova saying after the collapse of Soviet Union that the artists of the Bolshoi like her were being treated as serfs to the state without any personal freedom whose fates and even their private life were decided by the government, so at least this has changed, the Bolshoi remains, however, an institution of special concern to the Russian government. In Russia this is an axiom repeated ad nauseam.

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