An appraisal of the Bolshoi's New York engagement by Alastair Macaulay in The New York Times.
What on earth does the company’s artistic director, Sergei Filin, make of this artistic recession? It was moving to observe him in the aisles of the theater during the Bolshoi’s Lincoln Center Festival performances. Though the damage inflicted on his sight and skin in an acid attack early last year ought to make him a tragic figure, he looks purposeful, focused, businesslike. His elegant carriage, eloquent head movements behind dark glasses and intent animation in conversation with colleagues were far more fascinating than any drama we saw onstage.