Malaysia cancels ballet show over 'revealing tights'

Published: 05th April 2012

Malaysia cancels ballet show over 'revealing tights'
Authorities in Malaysia have cancelled a ballet show from an esteemed Singapore troupe, due to concerns over the revealing nature of their costumes.

Performers from the Singapore Dance Theatre were denied visas for this weekend's performance, because of the "indecency of their costumes", president of Malaysian arts group MyDance Alliance Bilqis Hijjas explained.

The Singapore group had been due to perform in tights and long skirts for all dances aside from The Nutcracker which would have featured traditional tutus.

Officials have yet to confirm the reason for cancelling the show, however Ms Hijjas, whose group promotes dance, described the move as "deplorable", claiming that it could scare off foreign arts investors and make Malaysia seem unreliable as a host for performances.

She also went on to argue that the cancellation was inconsistent as similar ballet performances have been approved recently.

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