Taking The Bolshoi Back

“Recently appointed director Alexei Ratmansky, who was ironically brought into the Bolshoi as a modernising force, has also been on a mission to regain the past. Working with meticulous ballet master Yuri Burlaka, Ratmansky has gone back to the early notation and production notes of Corsaire to try and figure out what the ballet looked like in the 1899 production of Marius Petipa.”