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The many lives of the Corsaire pas de deux

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, Bolshoi production of Don Quixote, London 2010, photo courtesy John Ross

The pas de deux in Le Corsaire is one of the most famous moments in the classical ballet repertoire, yet

Nureyev in Le Corsaire: “Choreographed on him by God”

Nureyev, photo © Cecil Beaton

It’s 20 years today since Rudolf Nureyev died at Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours hospital in Paris. The time of