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#1 volcanohunter

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:26 AM

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned a documentary that promises to go behind the scenes for the first time at Moscow’s prestigious but scandal-struck Bolshoi Theatre.

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The filmmakers have been granted inside access to the theatre, which is home to both the Bolshoi Ballet and the Bolshoi Opera – among the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world.

http://realscreen.co...bolshoi-ballet/



#2 Amy Reusch

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:29 PM

Why did they recieve permission? It has sounded like a reality show from the word go, but I think the boat sailed several months ago... There is no such thing as bad publicity?

#3 sandik

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 03:21 PM

"It looks likely to meet its €510,000 (US$693,800) budget, €94,700 of which is being covered by the BBC’s documentary strand ‘Storyville.’ The filmmakers are aiming to have the film ready for release in the second half of 2014."

 

I have a feeling that the people involved are making lemonade from lemons.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:32 PM

A freak show for the modern audience..? Hum...



#5 Amy Reusch

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

Well, like Black Swan, it may bring a new audience to the ballet... Maybe the hope is that their eyes will open for the scandal and stay open to savor the beauty... Has the Black Swan surge panned out into any increase of sustained interest?

#6 Natalia

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:01 PM

This could be ballet's answer to figure skating's 'Tonya-Nancy Saga' of 20 years ago. Pass the popcorn!



#7 volcanohunter

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

In the mid-1990s the BBC produced an extremely interesting series on the Royal Opera House titled The House. While it was said to have improved the theater's box office receipts, the public airing of its backstage dirty laundry was widely considered to have been a PR disaster for the ROH.

 

http://www.independe...is-1526339.html




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