Docu: The Bolshoi’s Backstage Dramas

The opening of the new HBO documentary “Bolshoi Babylon” features beautifully costumed ballerinas, performing “Swan Lake.” But Nick Dear’s movie has a dark-swan-ish story to tell: what happened after the notorious acid attack on the company’s artistic director, Sergey Filin, in 2013, and other sordid tales from the history of the Bolshoi itself. The movie airs Monday.

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