The Ukrainian Association of South Africa has called for a boycott of the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater’s performances in South Africa, including the Swan Lake performance scheduled for this year. A petition calling on the country’s most prolific theaters to break off their partnership with the Russians has been posted on the change.org platform.
“As a commercial company, the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre pays taxes in Russia and thus indirectly finances Russia’s war in Ukraine and the genocide of Ukrainians,” the Ukrainian Association in South Africa comments on its Facebook page and appeals to Ukrainians around the world. – “Please sign and share this petition to tell Artscape, Teatro at Montecasino, and Computicket that we condemn the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s tour in South Africa and their collaboration with the Russian war machine.”
To sign the petition, please follow this link.