Dancing with the Devil – Sadler’s Wells
Date: June 2016
A new play by Aletta Lawson based on the life of the dancer Rudolf Nureyev, directed by Anastasia Revi.
Rudolf Nureyev is dying of AIDS. Refusing to accept his fate, and in his desperate hunger for life, he invokes the ghost of Margot Fonteyn to find redemption. With Margot he re-lives his youth, his hardships, his destructive love affair with Erik Bruhn and his stupendous success as a dancer. But he and Margot see the past with very different eyes and gradually he is forced to confront himself – the biggest battle of his life. The journey that these two utterly different people – both blazing talents – embark upon is not only a love story of a kind, but is intricately woven from the very roots and fibres that made Rudolf Nureyev both a cantankerous child and consummate artist.