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Dancers wear headscarf in the play. They also attached it on their waist in the last performance of the play.

Dancers wear headscarf in the play. They also attached it on their waist in the last performance of the play.

The State Opera and Ballet has again been accused of intervening in a performance, following claims that the female dancers in the ballet “Yoz Döngü” were made to take the stage wearing headscarves around their waists, in addition to very tight dresses.

The ballet had previously been staged in a number of other countries from Scandinavia to Japan, daily Hürriyet reported yesterday. “This is not about covering the bodies of dancers,” State Opera and Ballet General Director Rengim Gökmen said.

Head trainer Deniz Yamanus said such changes were normal. “Do not refer to it as malicious intention,” she said. The State Opera and Ballet was previously accused of intervening in the hemlines of dancers inw the previous ballet performance of “Murad V.”

January/03/2013

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