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You live as long as you dance. ---->>>

A pas de deux is a dialogue of love. How can there be conversation if one partner is dumb? ---->>>

My feet are dogs. ---->>>

Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration. ---->>>

I approach dancing from a different angle than those who begin dancing at 8 or 9. Those who have studied from the beginning never question anything. ---->>>

I really have to dance more often, and so I travel around. If I don't, I will crumble. ---->>>

The main thing is dancing, and before it withers away from my body, I will keep dancing till the last moment, the last drop. ---->>>

I don't care if Margot is a Dame of the British Empire or older than myself. For me she represents eternal youth; there is an absolute musical quality in her beautiful body and phrasing. Because we are sincere and gifted, an intense abstract love is born between us every time we dance together. ---->>>

For me, purity of movement wasn't enough. I needed expression, more intensity, more mind. ---->>>

The only critic is a full house. ---->>>

Of course I have a personal life. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Russian
Born: 03-17, 1938
Birthplace: near Irkutsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Die: 01-06, 1993
Occupation: Dancer

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (Bashkir: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев, Tatar: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев, Russian: Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев; 17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a Soviet ballet dancer and choreographer. He was director of the Paris Opera Ballet from 1983 to 1989 and its chief choreographer until October 1992 (wikipedia)