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Emerging Pictures cancels Bolshoi's 'Rite of Spring' film screenings

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Emerging Pictures today announced that it has cancelled the upcoming scheduled big-screen presentations of the Bolshoi Ballet's new production of "The Rite of Spring" as the result of the attack earlier this month on Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin, who was assailed outside his Moscow home by a masked attacker who hurled acid into his face.

A new production, in honor of the 100th anniversary of "The Rite of Spring" was commissioned from choreographer Wayne McGregor. The performance was to have been screened as part of Emerging Pictures' "Ballet in Cinema" series in nearly 300 theaters in the U.S. beginning April 21.

"Ballet in Cinema" performances are screened in nearly 400 multiplexes, art houses, museums and performing arts centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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