Bolshoi Ballet Has 'Recovered' After Acid Attack

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The Bolshoi Theater is seen during the opening ceremony in Moscow on Oct. 28, 2011. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)

Princeton University music historian Simon Morrison (@simonm1) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss his book “Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today.”

Morrison says the renowned Bolshoi has recovered after an acid attack blinded its director four years ago. He describes how the institution has created inspiring art — despite frequent turmoil — throughout its 241-year history.

Book Excerpt: ‘Bolshoi Confidential’


Excerpted from the book BOLSHOI CONFIDENTIAL by Simon Morrison. Copyright © 2016 by Simon Morrison. Copyright © 2016 by Simon Morrison. Reprinted by permission of Liveright Publishing.

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