Bolshoi at Lincoln Center Reviews

The Bolshoi Ballet kept New York reviewers busy with its Lincoln Center visit. Below is a list of reviews I found. The general consensus is that the dancers are very good, but the versions performed were subpar. The New York Times’ dance critic Alistair Macaulay (first link below) was particularly critical of the Bolshoi repertory:

Artistic Director Sergei Filin “…can have no cause for pride in a repertory that reflects none of the policies he has introduced since becoming director. New York was given a non-Filin season; whoever was responsible for choosing the repertory (the Bolshoi or the Lincoln Center Festival), then shame on it for giving us fare that amounted to the company‚Äôs lowest common denominator.”

“What lies ahead for this whole company, so richly talented, yet now tumbling back into a pre-1989 nightmare?”

Alistair Macaulay of the New York Times Bolshoi Review
Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times on Don Quixote
Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times on Swan Lake #1
Alastair Macaulay of the New York Times on Swan Lake #2
Gia Kourlas of the New York Times on Spartacus
Apollinaire Scherr of the Financial Times on Don Quixote
Haglund on Spartacus
Haglund on Don Quixote
Haglund on Swan Lake
Marina Harss of DanceTabs on Don Quixote
Marina Harss of DanceTabs on Swan Lake
Robert Johnson of the Star Ledger on Don Quixote
Robert Johnson of the Star Ledger on Swan Lake
Balletfocus on Don Quixote
Balletfocus on Swan Lake