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    Bolshoi Cancels Controversial New Ballet at Last Minute

    Apparently, the show must not go on. A ballet based on the life of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev, set to premiere tomorrow in Moscow, was abruptly and indefinitely postponed over the weekend with no explanation. While the contents and casting of the highly anticipated ballet had been kept secret, it was rumored to include men wearing dresses and portrayals of public personalities who are still alive. Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who’s spoken out against censorship in Russia, is reportedly under investigation for embezzlement of state funding for the arts.

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