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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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mesude salihli

1/14/2013 8:00:07 PM

Conservatives are trying to make headscarf a normal apparel in Turkey. Even if you are rubbing your private parts together in front of a large audience, wearing a headscarf during the scene makes it completely halal.

Ali Karp

1/5/2013 7:51:08 PM

I will write to the major theaters in the US and ask them to follow in the footsteps of the "AKP artists".

Pawel Bury

1/3/2013 12:47:45 PM

Will this be in the Bagis report for EU membership talks?

Vargen Vargen

1/3/2013 9:37:07 AM

Why can Turkish men not see a woman in a tight dress, when obviously the European ones can? I do not understand this obsession of sex and the female body. Is that the only thing going on in mens' heads in Turkey?

Faruk Beisser

1/3/2013 8:57:43 AM

Ah yes, isn't it lovely how Gülen/Erbakan AKP islamists dictate what art is! But then, one must follow the taste of the Grand Ayatollah! He decides what art is, the rest must be exterminated. Hmm, wasn't there once a St.Adolf, whose party did the same?

Tayyar Abi

1/3/2013 6:57:15 AM

Va Va Voom.
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