Ballet Show (1999)

One of the part of « La Route de la Soie », the « Oul Kalsoum » one, offended islam whereby it contained indecent scenes where men are in the position of prayer while women are dancing around in vestal costumes. Maurice Béjart had to remove it and he replaced it by the «Adagietto» of Gustav Malher.

Censorship affected the choreography and the costumes.

Censorship Information

Date Released 1999
Date Censored 1999
Official Censoring Entity General Security
Censoring Reason Religious
Action Taken Modified