NOVAT Terminates Contract with Nino Ananiashvili

The Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater (NOVAT) has terminated its contract with Georgian prima ballerina Nino Ananiashvili, a statement published on the official website of the theater announced.
"As a result of negotiations between the artistic director of NOVAT, Vladimir Kekhman, and Nino Ananiashvili, it was decided to terminate the previously concluded contract by agreement of both parties," the theater said in its statement.
For the record, it was reported last week that the Novosibirsk Theater was suspending its contract with Ananiashvili as she had provided information about her cooperation with NOVAT in an exclusive interview with Radio Freedom. The Novosibirsk Theater Ballet troupe was due to meet with her in late January, according to the prima ballerina. However, the management of the theater considered that disclosing the identity of the director to the staff before an official presentation was an extreme manifestation of disrespect to the troupe, and temporarily suspended the contract. 

“Information has been published in a number of media platforms that Nino Ananiashvili has been invited to lead the ballet troupe at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater. The management of the theater believes that disclosing the identity of the director to the staff before its official presentation is an extreme manifestation of disrespect to the troupe.

The Georgian prima ballerina has yet to make a statement regarding the cancellation of her contract with NOVAT.

By Ana Dumbadze 

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