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    The Beauty of Arabian

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    Altynai Asylmuratova in 'Don Quixote' with the Kirov Ballet St Petersburg has been the cradle of ballet genius for a century and half, but for sheer radiance, few of its stars have matched Asylmuratova. Born in Kazakhstan, she joined the Kirov Ballet in 1978, aged 17, and became a noted exemplar of the company's luminous, soft-backed style. As Odette in Swan Lake or Nikiya in La Bayadère, her pearlescent beauty was matched by a bewitching expressiveness. She used her arms, in particular, to mesmerising effect, drawing you into her tragic, lunar realm. Yet Asylmuratova was the most grounded of individuals. In 2000 she was appointed director of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, where she herself had trained, and retired from dancing without a backward glance.

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    Incredible strength in feet.

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