Philip Hoffhines

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Letters and secret files reveal the tormented life of Lina Prokofiev

She endured an abusive husband who likened her to "an infected tooth", and torture by Stalin's secret police, who stuck needles in her, threatened …

Backstage At The Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi Ballet dancer suspected in the acid attack on the theater's artistic director could keep his job if a court acquits him, according to the Bolshoi's director. <i>New Yorker</i> editor David Remnick provides a glimpse into the hypercompetitive world of the famed Russian ballet.<p>Transcript<p>NEAL …

Russia's ballet wars: dancers in the dock

On 17 January, a masked assailant threw sulphuric acid into the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin – an attack so …

Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet: Everyone will love this National Ballet production

Just as Christopher Wheeldon's <i>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</i> opened touring doors for the National Ballet of Canada to Los Angeles and Washington, Alexei Ratmansky's <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> is taking the company to London, England.<p>These tours emphasize the importance of having original works in the …

Steven McRae – the ballet star who's a modern-day Fred Astaire

Reading this on mobile? Please click here to view video<p>Christopher Wheeldon's Alice is back for its third season at the Royal Opera House, and with …