Rudolf Nureyev and Miss Piggy in: (wait for it) Swine Lake

Miss Piggy has apparently been taking dance lessons.  Rudolf Nureyev must have been thinking to himself…”I left Russia for this?”

Jim Henson’s son Brian recalls the story of recruiting one of the 20th century’s towering figures to dance on the Muppet Show.  When asked what he would like to do on the program, Nureyev replied, “Dance with Miss Piggy.”

And dance they did.  Seeing Miss Piggy on point, (Or is that on poink?), in a role more familiar to the likes of Margot Fonteyn was, well, unique.

You can see Mr. Nureyev with Miss Piggy above and with Ms. Fonteyn below.  See the entire episode here.