March 6, 2013

"Star Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko admits acid attack."

"'I organized this attack,' Dmitrichenko, with dark circles under his eyes and looking slightly disheveled...
Before [the victim Sergei] Filin became the Bolshoi artistic director two years ago, responsible for choosing who danced what part and charting the direction of the company, he was ballet director at the smaller Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater.

There, he tried to hire a young ballerina named Anzhelina Vorontsova, who turned him down to dance at the Bolshoi. Her teacher and mentor at the Bolshoi was Nikolai Tsiskaridze, a dancer who reportedly wanted the Bolshoi job given to Filin and has been an outspoken critic of Bolshoi management.

When Filin joined the Bolshoi, he did not promote Vorontsova, according to the television report. In another twist, Dmitrichenko, who was known for his volatile temperament, was reportedly romantically involved with Vorontsova....

19 comments:

bagoh20 said...

WTF? I would prefer if you keep the senseless violence low brow. It's distracting to have stuff like men in tights and Russiany unpronounceable names and stuff. Why don't they start using easier names like Andy Dick or Honey Boo Boo? How am I supposed to pass this on at the water cooler?

Rusty said...

This is utterly fascinating!

Unknown said...

What do you expect. They are Russians.

This is how they act. This is what they do. This is who they are.

chickelit said...

Hell hath no sulfury like a dancer scathed!

EMD said...

In related news, Chris Christie admits Big Mac Attack.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Sounds more like opera than ballet.

Shouting Thomas said...

What do you expect. They are Russians.

Nah, they're artists and performers. Bitter competition and jealousy is the norm.

Unusual for the competition and jealousy to get this rough, however. Fighting over the pussy ratchets things up.

Russian prisons are a nightmare. Perps better pray for their souls.

campy said...

I blame Sarah Palin and her violent rhetoric.

bagoh20 said...

I find this kind of attack often worse than murder. I would not want to survive some of the most severe of these.

This poor woman
is the worst ever, with pretty devastating photos, if you page through them. I can't imagine the amount of pain both physical and emotional that someone like that would go through. If you're born deformed I think it's easier than to be normal and then suddenly torn out of your world and thrust into that life.

Mary Beth said...

He said he had not intended for his scheme to go as far as it had.

Just how far had he expected it to go? It seems like a "do it" or "don't do it" choice, what's the in-between? Menacing with acid?

furious_a said...

It's distracting to have stuff like men in tights and Russiany unpronounceable names and stuff.

...and codpieces -- codpieces are very distracting.

Tonya Harding ain't got nothin' on them Russkies.

edutcher said...

And then we get the whole Peyton Place of same sex marriage on top of this.

wyo sis said...

Do or do not, there is no intend.

Balfegor said...

Her teacher and mentor at the Bolshoi was Nikolai Tsiskaridze, a dancer who reportedly wanted the Bolshoi job given to Filin and has been an outspoken critic of Bolshoi management.

Am I missing something? Why is this man's name in the article? He's mentioned but seems to have absolutely nothing to do with the acid attack or the hinted-at motivation for the acid attack. Confusing! If I were him, I'd be very upset.

traditionalguy said...

Again, get a Russian emigrant as a Dance Teacher. They are disciplined and very athletic, if somewhat impatient with dumb Americans.

William said...

The plot is more comprehensible than Black Swan, but there's no hot lesbo sex. Still, it would make a good movie....Look at the picture in the post. The guy looks like he's capable of far greater crimes than an acid throwing plot.

Sam L. said...

What does Andy Sullivan say about this?

JAL said...

Sounds like just another one of those Russian novels. Have to reread 6 times to sort out who's who.

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