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All tutu much: Is ballet at breaking pointe?

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fontaine - Absolutely breathtaking performance.

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Were Margot Fonteyn and Nureyev really lovers? A riveting TV drama brings ballet's most passionate pairing back to life

Nureyev and Fonteyn. "Nureyev struggled to explain the intensity of their bond: ‘The public was enthralled- I think only because we were enthralled with each other,’ he said. ‘At the end of Swan Lake, when she left the stage in her great white tutu, I would have followed her to the end of the world.’" Read more:


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.