"To me he had three brains in his head.... On stage he would see something out of the corner of his eye and suddenly he is saying, 'that conductor is not playing good music tonight... and just look at corps de ballet... they sit on their asses....' By the time we got around the front he said, 'look at that dreadful light up there -- I will kill stage manager....'"
From the documentary Three Ballerinas: a celebration of the lives of three remarkable Australian dancers
[Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2002] Interviews with Lucette Aldous, Marilyn Jones and Marilyn Rowe.
It is unclear from the interview if these outbursts, while Nureyev and Aldous danced, occurred during the filming of Don Quixote or during a live performance. Would professional dancers talk to each other on stage during live productions?