Tsiskaridze said he sympathizes with artists of the ballet «Nureyev» productions Serebrennikov

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The rector of the Academy of Russian ballet named after Vaganova Nikolai Tsiskaridze sympathizes with the artists involved in the play «Nureyev» and spent a lot of time and effort, while, according to him, this is not the first case when the performance comes off before the premiere.

«I play not seen, can not judge, can be different aspects, but in any situation I feel sorry for the artists because I am artist, because the artists spent a huge amount of time and effort,» said Tsiskaridze at a press Breakfast dedicated to the «Russian season» in Japan.

He noted that the cancellation of the show a few days before the premiere — is not the first case in the world of ballet. «Filmed performances at the dress rehearsal, from what I remember of the ballet «Girl and death» in the late 80-ies, for example»,- said the artist.

Earlier it was reported that the premiere of «Nureyev» has been moved from July 11 this year on may 4-5, 2018. Director of the Bolshoi Vladimir urin noted that the transfer performance is associated with the claims enforceable, and rejected the politically motivated transfer.

After this, some media reported that the transfer «Nureyev» has occurred allegedly on the personal orders of the Minister of culture. The Ministry denied this information, noting that «censorship and bans is not the style of work of our Department» and noted that the Ministry does not interfere in the repertoire policy of subordinate institutions.

On the production of «Nureyev», in addition to Kirill Serebrennikov, who acted as librettist, Director and set designer, worked with composer Ilya Demutsky, the choreographer Yuri Posokhov. The same part of the creators staged the ballet «a Hero of our time» at the Bolshoi theatre in 2015.

Ballet «Nureyev» is dedicated to the life of the legendary dancer, other details of the statement were not disclosed.

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