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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Kirill Serebrennikov Is Fired as Director of Gogol Center by Sophia Kishkovsky and Alex Marshall

The director, Kirill Serebrennikov, is known for productions with thinly veiled criticism of the Russian government. His contract at the Gogol Center was not renewed.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Moscow Theater Rebels, Husband and Wife, Are Dead by Sophia Kishkovsky

Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina, who died this spring, founded Teatr.doc, a company that addressed society’s ills and took the Putin government to task.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Moscow Raid on Movie Theater Closes ‘The Death of Stalin’ by Sophia Kishkovsky

A theater that resisted government attempts to ban a black comedy about the Soviet era backed down, but the overt censorship has raised concerns in Russia.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

These Graduates Throw Themselves, Not Caps, in the Air by Sophia Kishkovsky

Scouts from Russia and beyond hunt for talent at the year-end Moscow Circus School shows.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gay-Themed Play About Oscar Wilde Hits a Kremlin Roadblock by Michael Paulson and Sophia Kishkovsky

A technicality has stalled a Moscow production of “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,” although the subject matter might be the bigger issue.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Russian Theater Director Fired for Offending Christians by Neil Macfarquhar and Sophia Kishkovsky

The Culture Ministry said Boris Mezdrich had failed to mitigate an outcry among the Russian Orthodox Church who were offended by various aspects of the production of “Tannhauser.”

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Donation to Ukrainian Opera House Puts Netrebko in a Political Spotlight by Michael Cooper and Sophia Kishkovsky

The soprano Anna Netrebko made a donation to an opera house in Donetsk, a city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, but said it was not a political act.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Bolshoi Theater Plans Tchaikovsky Celebrations by Sophia Kishkovsky

The Bolshoi Theater announced plans for the 2014-15 season this week, including productions to mark the 175th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s birth.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bolshoi Theater Names New Music Director by Sophia Kishkovsky

Tugan Sokhiev of the Orchestre National du Capitole in Toulouse, France, will take over from Vassily Sinaisky, who resigned abruptly last month.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Another Shuffle in Russian Ballet World as Scandal Fallout Continues by Sophia Kishkovsky

A former star ballerina resigns as artistic director of the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

More Turmoil in Russian Ballet World by Roslyn Sulcas and Sophia Kishkovsky

The appointment of Nikolai Tsiskaridze, a former Bolshoi Ballet star, as head of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, prompts harsh criticism.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Bolshoi Theater Director Contends Acid Attack’s Mastermind Yet to Be Found by Sophia Kishkovsky

Anatoly Iksanov, the theater’s general director, told Russian television that he doesn’t believe that the mastermind behind the January acid attack on Sergei Filin, the ballet company’…

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