The media reported the refusal of entry in the United States the prima ballerina of the Bolshoi theatre
Prima ballerina of the Bolshoi theatre Olga Smirnova, first soloist of Jacopo Tissi are unable to come to the show in the USA because of the refusal to issue visas. They were supposed to perform at the gala evening in new York on Monday.
In the issuance of visas to artists still was denied April 10, but reported only the number 18. On Monday, they had planned a gala evening in new York’s “Lincoln center”. All the tickets were sold out in advance. According to the organizers of the event, the decision of the Ministry of internal security of the United States may have political motives.
Wednesday on the Agency’s website published a message, stating that artists “April 10, 2018 was denied a petition for nonimmigrant worker visa”.
“I don’t understand. One of the versions that this is due to policy — said the President of the international dance competition Youth America Grand Prix Linda K. Morse.
This is my involuntary reaction, but I don’t know why — except that they are Russian. But this makes no sense.Linda K. Morepresident international dance competition Youth America Grand Prix During the download an error has occurred.
She also added that it is concerned about the situation: “If you think about the history of ballet, even in the worst [moments] of the cold war, artists of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres come here.”
Morse said that Smirnov is now considered a “ballerina in the world”, so the refusal of permission to enter the United States it “amazing”.
Representatives of the Bolshoi theatre announced that have another point of view and assume that a work visa for Smirnova just don’t have time to draw.
“Most likely, we are talking about a technical failure, — quotes the statement of the press service of the theater, RIA “Novosti”. Is a work visa, which just did not make”.
In addition, there is a possibility that the problem is in incorrect statement: the edition of Page Six notes that the organizers applied for a visa which is usually issued to all the staff artists, however, Smirnov and Tissi planned to perform at the gala evening as individual performers.