Nureyev, known as “the Lord of the Dance,” defected to the West in 1961 and had a turbulent sex life as an openly gay man. He eventually died from complications related to AIDS in 1993.
The ballet, an eagerly-awaited multi-genre production with new music and choreography, was directed by Kirill Serebrennikov.
Immediately, rumors and questions with diametrically-opposed answers swirled as to what precipitated the move, something that has not happened since Soviet times.
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