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Ballet Dancers Protest Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws With Beautiful Swan Lake Street Performance
Global human rights organisation Amnesty International teamed up with a quartet of ballet dancers to put on a street performance of Swan Lake outside London’s Russian Embassy, to protest against the country’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ laws.
The performance, directed by former Royal Ballet dancer Vanessa Fenton, drew crowds of onlookers and press photographers, as the dancers braved the wind and rain for the sake of human rights, freedom of speech and the right to protest. Swan Lake is one of Russia’s best-loved ballets, composed by one of their best-loved composers - Tchaikovsky, who also happened to be gay.
The four dancers, dressed in feather headdresses and tutus, displayed slogans reading ‘proud to protest’ across their chests and leotards. An Amnesty representative later delivered a 10,000 signature-strong petition to the embassy, objecting to the Russia’s homophobic new law.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi begin on February 7th and are likely to generate further protests against Russia’s recent spate of human rights abuses around the world.
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Miss New York crowned 2014 Miss America
AP: Nina Davuluri has become the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America title. Davuluri won as the nationally televised pageant returned to Atlantic City after a six-year period in Las Vegas. Davuluri is the first winner of Indian descent.
Photo: Nina Davuluri (Miss America via NBC News)
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