May 23, 2022

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Famous Russian ballerina Olga Smirnova leaves the most important ballet in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine

Famous Russian ballerina Olga Smirnova leaves the most important ballet in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine

Prestigious dancer Olga Smirnova it has been Resigned for celebrities Bolshoi Moscow Ballet after denunciation Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. After this declaration of war condemnation, the dancer reported that Integrates the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.

Abandonment and subsequent transfer occurred after the dancer Born in Saint Petersburg, to a Ukrainian familydenounce the conflict. “I never thought I would be ashamed of Russia‘,” Smirnova explains in a statement later republished by the Dutch National Ballet. I have always been proud of the talented Russian people, of our cultural and sporting achievements. But now I feel like a line has been drawn between the before and after,” he adds, justifying his departure.

“It pains me that people are dying, that people are losing roofs over their heads or being forced to leave their homes. And who would have thought a few weeks ago that all this would happen? We may not be at the epicenter of the military conflict, but We cannot remain indifferent to this global catastrophe‘, Smirnova concludes with his condemnation of the war.

“Received with open arms”

The Dutch National Balletalso issued a statement that included it Smirnova ‘welcomed with open arms’. Plus, we’ve already announced that their debut there will be with the play “Raymonda,” which opens in early April.

In an Instagram post you can read is the following text in English gives soloist Victor Caixita and her, warm welcome: “We welcome the principal ballerina Olga Smirnova of the Russian Bolshoi Ballet and the soloist Victor Caixeta of the Russian Mariinsky Ballet to our company, who walked right away. Both dancers could not continue to work in Russia due to the war in Ukraine, so they decided to join the National Ballet The Dutchman. We welcome them with open arms. OIga will dance her first role with our company in the classical ballet Raymonda (dates to be announced later), in which Víctor will also participate.”

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