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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Theatre Thursday: Nureyev's Birthday

To remember the late Rudolph Nureyev on his birthday, here is one of his great performances: from The Nutcracker in 1968 with Merle Park.

Nureyev changed the way that the world looked at male ballet dancers. Once simply support for the ballerina, Nureyev showed that the balleroux (yes, I'm showing off) could be as impressive as the women. Though he passed away in 1993, Nureyev's spirit and influence is ever-present in the world of ballet.

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