The Bolshoi Ballet, the very symbol of Russian culture around the world, gets a backstage look in the new documentary Bolshoi Babylon, to air on HBO on December 21.
The Bolshoi theater was torn apart when artistic director Sergei Filin had acid thrown in his face.
The sixth annual DOC NYC festival opened on Thursday with Miss Sharon Jones!, Barbara Kopple's documentary about soul singer Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Early on we see Sharon Jones getting her short braids shorn, an accommodation to her stage two pancreatic cancer as she was being treated with chemo.
Following the near-blinding of former artistic director Sergei Filin, a new leader is stepping in.
In a remarkably apropos programming coup for these unsettling political times, the Hong Kong Arts Festival offered two notably different works that shine a light on the collateral damage of political fanaticism.
The real-life drama surrounding Russia's Bolshoi Theater reached all new heights of absurdity this week when it was revealed
HISTORY OF INTRIGUE Leading Russian cultural figures wrote to President Vladimir Putin last November calling for the dismissal
ABC News reported over the weekend that police believe the bizarre assault could have been an inside job, quoting an unnamed
In the meantime, Filin's health is improving. He told Reuters: "I feel well, I'd even say great, if only my eyes could see
After surviving an acid attack earlier this month, Filin has undergone surgery in an attempt to prevent blindness. The masked