Bolshoi general director Vladimir Urin gestures at a news conference where he explained why the premiere of the ballet Nureyev had been postponed until next year. Photo: AP

Bolshoi delayed Nureyev ballet’s premiere because ‘it was bad’, theatre’s director says after shock weekend announcement

Quality issues behind postponement of premiere of work about Russian dance great Rudolf Nureyev until May 2018, Bolshoi’s Vladimir Udin says, but admits receiving a phone call from culture minister about the ballet

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Bolshoi general director Vladimir Urin gestures at a news conference where he explained why the premiere of the ballet Nureyev had been postponed until next year. Photo: AP
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