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David Hallberg dances as a new Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer

David Hallberg as the prince in the Bolshoi’s “The Sleeping Beauty”
At a dress rehearsal on the Bolshoi’s restored stage, David Hallberg flies into position as he portrays the prince in “The Sleeping Beauty.” (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
David Hallberg and Svetlana Zakharova in the Bolshoi’s “Sleeping Beauty”
David Hallberg portrays the prince and Bolshoi prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova is Princess Aurora as “The Sleeping Beauty” is given its dress rehearsal for the grand reopening of the restored Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
American dancer David Hallberg in Moscow
David Hallberg, as the prince, leans toward Svetlana Zakharova’s Princess Aurora as they rehearse a big moment in “The Sleeping Beauty,” set to music by Tchaikovsky. (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
David Hallberg as the prince in the Bolshoi’s “Sleeping Beauty”
On Nov. 20, a live performance featuring David Hallberg will be transmitted to movie theaters worldwide, with rebroadcasts scheduled. Here, Hallberg prepares at dress rehearsal.  (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
David Hallberg makes his debut in Moscow with the Bolshoi
Just offstage at the restored Bolshoi Theatre, David Hallberg concentrates during dress rehearsal as he prepares to make an entrance in “The Sleeping Beauty.” The theater’s grand reopening on Friday was attended by an audience of more than 1,750, including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
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