Rudolf Nureyev tribute by La Scala Ballet at Herod Atticus Theater

Eleven years after the death of dance legend Rudolf Nureyev at the age of 54, there is to be a tribute to his art at the Herod Atticus Theater on July 22. A historic pas de deux from Nureyev’s partnership with Margot Fonteyn will be performed by Tamara Rojo and Maximilian Guerra. Maria Frezadou, who recently brought Luciano Pavarotti to Greece for a benefit for the Elpida Foundation, has booked the ballet of La Scala, Milan, on July 20 and 21 for performances of «A Midsummer Night’s Dream» to music by Mendelssohn, played by the Athens State Orchestra. Part of the proceeds from the performance will go to the Special Olympics for athletes’ training.