Until February 17, visitors to San Francisco’s de Young Museum can take a peek into the life of Rudolph Nureyev. More than 80 costumes and 50 photographs are on display spanning the Soviet-born dancer’s career, from his famous partnering of Margot Fonteyn (have you shown your students their Swan Lake?) to his time with the Paris Opéra Ballet. For more information and a preview of more of the exhibit’s exquisite costumes, click here.
Photo: Rudolf Nureyev’s costume by Nicholas Georgiadis for the role of Jean de Brienne in Raymonda with the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1983; by Pascal Francois/CNCS /Collection CNCS/Opera national de Paris