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Useful links for Bolshoi and ballet in Moscow

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Here are some useful links re the Bolshoi and ballet in Moscow:

* The official site of the Bolshoi Theatre:

http://www.bolshoi.ru/announces_new.shtml (Russian section)

http://www.bolshoi.ru/announces_eng.shtml (English section)

Again, as with the Mariinsky, the English section isn’t as frequently updated as the Russian one. The monthly schedule of the Theatre (now for the two stages) can be found on:


* Informative, frequently updated and focusing on the Bolshoi dancers (with interviews and many photos) is:

http://www.bolshoi.net/index.htm (with a small section in English about Nikolai Tsiskaridze http://www.bolshoi.net/stars/tsiskaridze/index.htm )

* Also highly informative on ballet in Moscow and in Russia, but unfortunately only in Russian is "World of Dance":


* Other ballet companies in Moscow:

Moscow City Ballet (Smirnov-Golovanov): http://www.mtu-net.ru/smirnov-ballet/

* The following sites about dancers are of interest:

Nina Ananiashvili: http://www.ananiashvili.com/

Created and maintained by the Friends of Nina Ananiashvili in New York

Nikolai Tsiskaridze: http://www.tsiskaridze.ru/

Containing about everything you wanted to know about the man, including many photos. English section is under construction.

Andrei Uvarov: http://www.uvarov.msk.ru:8101/

Vladimir Vasiliev: http://www.vasiliev.com

Anastasia Volochkova (former Kirov, now Bolshoi): http://www.volochkova.nm.ru/

The Maris Liepa Charity Foundation, to commemorate the 60th birthday of dancer, choreographer and teacher Maris Liepa: http://liepa.ru/home/english.htm

About Vladimir Malakhov, former principal of Moscow Classical Ballet, now with ABT, and AD of Ballet of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin: http://www.malakhov.com/

* Biographies and photos of Bolshoi artists of past and present can also be found on:

Small Ballet Encyclopedia: http://www.ballet.classical.ru/

A site in full expansion. Now mostly only in Russian, although the first steps towards an English translation have been made.

For Ballet Lovers Only: http://www.for-ballet-lovers-only.com/

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