"The trained dancer must not only have grace and elegance, but also the leap of an Olympic hurdler, the balance of a tight-rope walker and panther-like strength and agility." ~Camilla Jessel (*Dancer featured: Rudolf Nureyev)
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: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1229174/Were-Margot-Fonteyn-Nureyev-really-lovers-A-riveting-TV-drama-brings-ballets-passionate-pairing-life.html#ixzz1pCxPyjvC
Extraordinary pair: Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn became long-standing dance partners and continued to dance together for many years after Nureyev's departure from the Royal Ballet. Their last performance together was in Baroque Pas de Trois on 16 September 1988 when Fonteyn was 69, Nureyev was aged 50, with Carla Fracci also starring, aged 52. Nureyev once said of Fonteyn that they danced with "one body, one soul".