Russia's state audit agency is looking into the Bolshoi, a probe that comes amid allegations of mismanagement and corruption at the famed theater, officials said Thursday.
The foes make a striking contrast _ a bald, stolid general director versus an extravagant dancer with an opulent mane of dark hair.
The Bolshoi Theater's general director has rejected criticism from an assertive principal dancer who is openly aspiring to take his job at the famed Russian dance theater.
The Bolshoi ballet artistic director badly burned in an acid attack said Friday he is "full of strength and faith" that he will eventually see well enough to return to work at the famed Moscow theater.
German doctors treating the Bolshoi ballet chief's wounds from an acid attack say they are hopeful he will eventually recover enough of his eyesight to work again.
A leading Bolshoi dancer suspected of involvement in an acid attack on the theater's ballet chief would keep his job if acquitted by a court, the Bolshoi director said Tuesday.
The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet said the dancer arrested on suspicion of giving the go-ahead to an acid attack that badly burned his eyes and face had long threatened him.
The Bolshoi Theater's general director says a dancer suspected of attacking the theater's ballet chief with acid would keep his job if acquitted by a court.
Moscow police say a star dancer accused of masterminding the acid attack on the Bolshoi ballet chief paid 50,000 rubles (about $1,600) to two men suspected of carrying it out.