Le Corsaire – Royal Ballet – Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev

Le Corsaire performed by Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. Duet choreographed by Nureyev with music by Riccardo Drigo. The pas de deux from Le Corsaire, an extract from the ballet by Marius Petipa, created in Saint Petersburg in1899, based on a poem by Byron, was one of Rudolf ’s first successes, and was a realization for him. For the national ballet school contest in Moscow, in 1958, the young Nureyev, 20 years old and at the end of his third year in the Kirov Ballet School, presented three variations. Continue reading