MOSCOW — Maya Plisetskaya, one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and virtually the embodiment of the Bolshoi Theater for decades, died on Saturday in Munich. She was 89.

QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREMs. Plisetskaya, renowned for her fluidity of movement, expressive acting and willful personality, danced on the Bolshoi stage well into her 60s. Vadim Gayevsky, a dance historian and critic, once said she “began by creating her own style and ended up creating her own theater.”

She was Incredible ..her life very difficult

this video is Maya at the age of 61 ! performing the Dying Swan simply superb

here Don Quixote 1959 you can see the Fire and Bravura with which she performed ...

and..... something completely different Maurice Bejart's
Bolero ..still quite contempory