Nureyev Couture

Hey there, lucky San Francisco dance fans: There’s a pretty amazing exhibition happening at the de Young Museum right now, “Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance.” If features a display of 80 costumes that the dance legend and his co-stars wore—which is especially fitting because Nureyev was famously involved in creating the costumes for his performances. It’s a fascinating slice of ballet history.

Nureyev's costume for "Raymonda," 1983. Photo by Pascal François

And if you visit tonight, there’s a bonus. The museum is giving a multimedia presentation, “From Tutu to Haute Couture: Costume and the Ballet,” which will not only go through the history of ballet costumes but also include a performance and fashion show by talented San Francisco Ballet School trainees. Plus, it’s free! Get the details here.

Nureyev in "La Bayadère" in 1974. Photo by André Chino.

Not in Cali? Take a Nureyev video break anyway. Watch this beautiful clip of the star with Margot Fonteyn in Romeo and Juliet—or this one of Nureyev with, ahem, Miss Piggy in Swan Lake!

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