Arab Today, arab today russias bolshoi theatre to ditch acid attack ballet chief
Last Updated : GMT 02:00:43
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Russia's Bolshoi theatre to ditch acid attack ballet chief

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Russia's Bolshoi theatre to ditch acid attack ballet chief

Bolshoi ballet artistic director Sergei Filin
Moscow - AFP

Russia's famed Bolshoi theatre on Thursday announced it would not renew the contract of its ballet troupe's artistic director Sergei Filin who was injured in a brutal 2013 acid attack.

"The general director of the Bolshoi Theatre Vladimir Urin told artistic director Sergei Filin at an end of season meeting that his contract would not be renewed when it expires in March 2016," the theatre said in a statement.

Filin was left scarred and partially blind after he was doused with acid on the order of a ballet soloist in January 2013 in an attack that rocked the dance world.

The trial of Filin's attackers, which ended with dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko being jailed for six years, uncovered bitter backstage rivalries and jaw-dropping allegations that Filin handed out roles in exchange for money and sexual favours.

Former principal dancer Filin told the state TASS news agency that he had "no reason to take offence", as he had expected that he would not be offered a new contract.

"In the modern world this is normal practice. I consider it fair," he said.

"I have to move on, developing myself as a professional, doing something new."

Bolshoi director Urin told TASS that the decision not to offer Filin a new contract was linked to the "affairs of the internal life of the theatre".

Filin is set to remain in charge throughout the upcoming season and the theatre said he had been offered a role "cooperating" with Bolshoi after his contract ends.

Urin said that the current post of artistic director would be scrapped once Filin leaves and replaced with a less wide-ranging role.

The name of the next ballet head would likely be announced in September, Urin said.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today russias bolshoi theatre to ditch acid attack ballet chief Arab Today, arab today russias bolshoi theatre to ditch acid attack ballet chief

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ideen Belmahdy happy to be part of “ Fashion Star”

GMT 17:00 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ideen Belmahdy happy to be part of “ Fashion Star”
Arab Today, arab today 17.4m tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4m tourists visit UAE in 2016
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Iran complying with nuclear deal

GMT 07:14 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Iran complying with nuclear deal
Arab Today, arab today Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 07:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 06:08 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 13:47 2017 Friday ,24 February

Rabia Fatima reveals role of "Facebook" in her career

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 10:20 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Brazil's top diplomat resigns

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday