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Leonid Bolotin (1938-2013)


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#1 volcanohunter

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

Former Bolshoi dancer Leonid Bolotin, father of current Bolshoi soloist Andrei Bolotin (one of the last of Pestov's pupils still dancing with the company), has died at age 75. Bolotin was born in Gorky (Nizhniy Novgorod) and studied at the Moscow Ballet School. From 1956 until 1978 he danced with the Bolshoi, after which he headed the company's video studio until 1997. From 2002 until the end of his life he worked in the theater's audio archive. http://www.bolshoi.r...cles/2013/2776/

 

Andrei Bolotin has posted this video of his father dancing.

 



#2 Helene

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:08 PM

Rest in peace Mr. Bolotin. My condolences to your family.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:39 AM

Thanks for the video--I really enjoyed it!



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

Does anyone know who the choreographer was?



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:18 PM

Unfortunately, the music begins just as the voiceover identifies the choreographer. It sounds like Verkhovitsky, though no first name is given.



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:47 AM

Many thanks.  And thank you for posting the video.

 

It is delightful and a lovely tribute.




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