Bolshoi ballet soloists limber up in lockdown

In the middle of their bedroom, Bolshoi ballet dancers Margarita Shrainer and Igor Tsvirko have placed a linoleum mat and a barre. 

Since the start of the lockdown, the couple, both soloists in the legendary troupe, have largely used their own initiative to keep up their dance skills at home. The Bolshoi held its first online classes only this week, more than a month after lockdown began.