Bolshoi Brothels: A Black Swan Sequel?

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The Bolshoi Ballet Company can’t seem to catch a break these days.  Following the scandal surrounding the attack of Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin, the company is now accused of being a giant brothel.

Anastasia Volochkova, a former ballet dancer with the company, is claiming the theatre’s director pimped female dancers out to wealthy Russian oligarchs.

“Ten years ago, when I was dancing at the theatre, I repeatedly received such propositions to share the beds of oligarchs.The girls were forced to go along to grand dinners and given advance warning that afterwards they would be expected to go to bed and have sex,” she alleged.

“When the girls asked: ‘What happens if we refuse?’ they were told that they would not go on tour or even perform at the Bolshoi theatre. Can you imagine?”

Bolshoi general director Anatoly Iksanov, who famously fired Volochkova in 2003 for being too tall and heavy, dismissed the accusations as “ravings.”

Perhaps. Or this could just be the latest scandal surrounding the Bolshoi Ballet, which has become notorious for infighting and rivalry. Either way, it would make a good sequel to Black Swan.

Via: CBC News

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