The Bolshoi’s New Experiments

The Bolshoi Ballet is one of the most tradition-bound of arts institutions. But there are signs the Bolshoi is loosening up, willing to experiment. “What has changed is that the Bolshoi has abandoned its preconceived notions of what is right for it, the idea that certain styles – even if artistically meritorious – are best left to other theaters. Now anything is fair game at the Bolshoi, at least if it takes place on the New Stage.”