Nureyev ballet to open in Moscow, despite director's house arrest

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After last-minute cancellation in July, Bolshoi to bring life story of gay dancer who defected to stage in December

A controversial ballet about the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev will premiere on the stage of the Bolshoi theatre in December, despite being pulled from the schedule at the last minute in July, and its director placed under house arrest.

Nureyev, which chronicles the life of the gay dancer who fled the Soviet Union for the west and achieved worldwide fame before dying of Aids-related illnesses in 1993, was due to open in July, but the theatre announced its cancellation just three days before opening night.

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