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KIROV BALLET CANCELS U.S. TOUR BUT WILL RESCHEDULE

The Kirov Ballet has canceled an American tour that was scheduled to begin on Sept. 7 at Wolf Trap Farm Park in Vienna, Va., and end six weeks later at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Susan Weaving, president of Tour de Force, which books the company in North America, said the decision was made after difficulties with promoters caused the loss of engagements in Boston and Los Angeles. She said talks were under way to reschedule the tour in two segments, on the West Coast as early as May 1996 and on the East Coast in 1997.Weaving said the cancellation had nothing to do with the mixed reviews received by the Kirov in New York in June at the Metropolitan Opera House. But the decision comes at a particularly bad time for the Russian company.

Other stops on the canceled American tour were Philadelphia and Pasadena, Calif.