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Ballet about Rudolph Nureyev premieres at the Bolshoi

A new ballet about Russia’s most famous dancer has premiered at the Bolshoi Ballet. Nureyev depicts the life and achievements of the legendary Rudolf Nureyev. Earlier this year the work was cancelled just days before it was due to open, with suggestions that there would be concerns over depictions of the famous dancer’s sexuality. Russia’s […]

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Bolshoi denies Nureyev ballet delayed because of gay content

The director of Russia’s famous Bolshoi Theatre has furiously denied rumours that the shock cancellation of a ballet about Russia’s most famous dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, was because of the production’s gay content. The eagerly anticipated new ballet Nureyev was due to open tonight but just days ahead of the event the theatre announced the show […]

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