UCH Russian ballet – The Royal Moscow ballet that was due to perform Swan Lake at the University Concert Hall on March 3 has been cancelled in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
UCH Russian ballet cancelled in solidarity with the people of Ukraine
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
The Royal Moscow ballet that was due to perform Swan Lake at the University Concert Hall (UCH) on March 3 has been cancelled in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
The UCH Russian ballet performance, set to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake has been cancelled due to the unjust military invasion of the Russian Government in Ukraine.
In a statement released on their site, the UCH confirmed their decision to cancel the UCH Russian ballet was to, “signal condemnation of the entirely unjust military actions of the Russian Government and to demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Ukraine.”
While the University of Limerick (UL) and UCH have decided to cancel the performance of the ballet company they still recognised that the cast includes artists of many different nationalities who all have a long history of over 10 years touring within Ireland.
UL and UCH expressed their regret on the negative impact this cancellation will have on the performers as they keep the talented dancers in their thoughts but the decision to cancel the performance was not taken lightly.
“We hold the people of Ukraine in our hearts and minds at this dark and terrifying time,” UCH added in their statement.
UCH apologised in their statement for any disappointment faced by ticket holders due to the cancellation but ensured a full refund will be issued.
The difficult decision made by UCH to cancel the performance is amongst a series of sanctions made against the Russian government as it continues its unsolicited invasion into Ukraine.
Among those cancelling the performances by the ballet company are the Helix and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin who all agree that while the decision to cancel the performance was difficult it is something that must be done during these unprecedented times.
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