Dame Alicia Markova

Tutu and feathered headdress. Margot Fonteyn struts en pointe her lavishly decorated ballerina tutu and feathered headdress as the lead in t.

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, 1962, photo by Jane Brown

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, 1962, photo by...

Nutcracker Ballet

Nutcracker ballet - loved watching it around Christmas on PBS as a kid, went to Keller auditorium one year and it took my breath away

Nureyev and Fonteyn

Rudolf Nureyev Margot Fonteyn--where it all begins; in studio. Margot laughed when they asked her at 42 to play is 19 year old Romeo, but the chemistry couldn't be denied. She finally relented.

Pointe The ultimate beauty.  It needs no explanation.  http://sussle.org/t/Dance

Photograph by Simon Crofts at the Lviv Ballet, Ukraine. I can't see ballerinas and their tutus without thinking of DEGAS!

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