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Russia's Forbidden Dancer Rudolf Nureyev

Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater unexpectedly postponed the premiere of a highly anticipated, but potentially controversial ballet, just days before it was scheduled to open on July 11.

The “Nureyev” ballet, based on the life of gay Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, has now been rescheduled for May 2018.

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