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November 18, 1987|DEBORAH CAULFIELD and RICK SHERWOOD | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The Bolshoi Ballet has rested on its laurels for too long and allowed its standards to drop, a Soviet weekly magazine has charged. The latest issue of Ogonyok blamed chief ballet master Yuri Grigorovich for what it called the company's dull and unimaginative repertory. Grigorovich's insistence that the company concentrate only on his own productions has limited its scope and resulted in a virtual absence of new ideas in choreography, the magazine said.

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