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All tutu much: Is ballet at breaking pointe?

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fontaine - Absolutely breathtaking performance. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Rudolf+Nureyev&view=detail&id=E7753E17610EFBF54BF887E464AB1CD225F3ABD2&first=764

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Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev - Rudolf Nureyev. (Russian: Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев) (17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a dancer of ballet and modern dance, one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, providing a new role to the male ballet dancer who once served only as support to the women. Originally a Soviet citizen, Nureyev defected to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.

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Margot Fonteyn & Rudolf Nureyev rehearse Marguerite & Armand 1963. When she dies, Armand does not yet realize that she has gone, and only knows when her hand falls from his. Many commented that it was "like a private moment that they didn't want to intrude on.

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Legendary duo Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev take a walk, Vienna, Austria, 1964. They were in Vienna to rehearse Nureyev's production of 'Swan Lake'.

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