Maya Plisetskaya honored in Moscow

One of the most celebrated dancers of the twentieth century is being honoured in Moscow this weekend. Maya Plisetskaya would have been 90 on Friday, but the ballerina died in May. Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre has pushed ahead with performances that Plisetskaya herself was helping to organise. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports.

Maya Plisetskaya – Dying Swan (1959)

Clip with Maya Plisetskaya and swans, and her dancing The Dying Swan, Lenfilm 1959. Music by Camille Saint-Saëns. Choreography by Mikhail Fokine 1907. Watch her stunning 1975 performance of Bolero here.