Once upon a time, I was a little girl in a pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers who dreamed of being a ballerina princess. The queen in that world was the sublime Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991). The greatest ballerina of my lifetime, she danced until the age of 58. If Fonteyn was the Queen, her King (and mine) was Rudolf Nureyev. This charismatic, gorgeous, talented pair danced together from 1962 to 1979 when she retired. The photos below remind me how much I love the shapes and lines that dancers bodies create.
Images from dospassosdoballerina, voiceofdance, thomasoleeautographs, dailymail.