Having successfully hidden the extent of his illness for some time, Nureyev effectively announced it to the world when he appeared, gaunt and frail, at a premiere of "La Bayadere" two months before his death.
"It is always hard when someone doesn't know when to leave the stage, but for him it really was a question of life or death," said Pontois. "He dedicated his life to dance."
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:16 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:17 PM
The 35 black and white portraits by Rick Guest also include Edward Watson crouching like a frog on a ledge recalling his performance in The Metamorphosis, for which he won an Olivier Award in 2012 and Zenaida Yanowsky leaping in a pair of woollen black wings. Lauren Cuthbertson also wears a winged dress, posing en pointe with one leg raised high in the air.
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