The Bolshoi ballet only the strong survive

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In the 90s both the Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre in St. Petersburg and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow—homes to two of the world’s most famous ballet and opera companies—have been struggling to survive in the radically changed socio-economical environment of post-communist Russia. Dance writer and photographer, Marc Haegeman talks about these companies and their ability to survive.