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The Bolshoi Ballet: The Discipline of Russia in Brazil

 

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Discipline of Russia in Brazil

The School of the Bolshoi Theatre in Brazil is the only school of the famed Bolshoi outside of Moscow.

Created as as a tool for cultural diplomacy and social development, the Bolshoi School in Brazil aims to repeat the experience of the Moscow School — whose first students were orphans — by giving a world-class ballet education to underprivileged children.

According to their official website, 92% of the approximately 220 students who receive free studies, food, uniform, transport, emergency medical aid and physiotherapy are scholarship holders from low income families in Joinville, a city of 400,000 people in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.

By: Kim Foster