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Rudolf Nureyev in his Paris Apartment, wearing a silk ikat. Emilio Carcano helped Nureyev decorate the apartment, which was photographed by Derry Moore for Architectural Digest in 1985

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Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century, died on January 6, 1993. He is buried in Russian cemetery in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois close to Paris. In 1996 his friends and admirers built a beautiful memorial to him in the shape and colors of the Oriental kilim rugs which Nureyev loved to carry with him. The carpet, designed by his artist friend Ezio Frigerio, is made of mosaic tiles of several shades of red, blue and gold. #cemetery #grave #memorial…

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Rudolf Nureyev's collection of costumes from his 1966 production of Sleeping Beauty ( in his Parisian flat)

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Margot Fonteyn & Rudolf Nureyev rehearse Marguerite & Armand 1963. When she dies, Armand does not yet realize that she has gone, and only knows when her hand falls from his. Many commented that it was "like a private moment that they didn't want to intrude on.

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