Dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is one of three people arrested in connection with the acid attack on Sergei Filin, artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. He is accused of hiring Yuri Zarutsky and Andrei Lipatov to attack Filin. All three men have been denied bail.
The Bolshoi Ballet has announced repertory and some casting for its London season, which runs from July 29 to August 17 at the Royal Opera House. The visit will include guest performances by former Bolshoi stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev (pictured), plus the first foreign performances of the company’s new Sleeping Beauty.