The Bolshoi in America: Cold War Deja Vu

July 18, 2014 8:32 PM

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The Bolshoi in America: Cold War Deja Vu

Last week, Nigel Redden, the director of Lincoln Center Festival, stepped out onto the stage of the David Koch Theater and greeted the company of dancers assembled there.

Twenty artists of the Bolshoi Ballet, dressed in the flowing skirts, coats of arms, and vague but non-specific national folk costumes of Swan Lake, applauded their host's assertion that "art speaks in one language."

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