Bolshoi dreams: tradition reigns at Russian ballet school
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
In a vast, light-filled room, a dozen girls in identical lavender leotards, hair in tight chignons, all strike an arabesque pose and share the same dream: one day joining Russia's legendary Bolshoi Ballet. Located in south Moscow far from the gilded splendour of the historic Bolshoi theatre, the academy has produced some of the world's most celebrated dancers, including Maya Plisetskaya and Maris Liepa. Founded in the 1770s like the Bolshoi theatre, the academy, also called the Moscow State School of Choreography, today has 721 students from 10 to 19 years old.
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