Moscow Classical Ballet unable to perform in Taiwan due to infections

The Moscow Classical Ballet performance has been cancelled as four members tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of 聯合售票網)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Moscow Classical Ballet canceled its performance scheduled in Taipei on Wednesday following the infection of four ballet members’ to COVID-19.

The cancellation was announced following a weekly report from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心 ) which confirmed that four of the 51-member group had contracted the coronavirus.

The group was originally set to perform for five consecutive days at the National Theater and Concert Hall following the end of their quarantine period in Taipei, with their first performance set for Wednesday night.

The confirmed infections, however, have led to an indefinite postponement of the performance. Meanwhile, the National Theater and Concert Hall said that they have begun disinfecting the performance center.

With the exception of rehearsals, the organizer said all dancers wore face masks during their entire time in Taiwan. 

The CECC announced that another test would be administered at 6 pm; however, if one additional member is tested positive, the entire performance will be definitely canceled.