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Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993)

Autor(a) de Nureyev: An Autobiography with Pictures

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About the Author

Obras de Rudolf Nureyev

Nureyev: An Autobiography with Pictures (1962) 20 cópias, 1 resenha
The Nutcracker : Royal Ballet [1968 film] (1968) — Producer, Choreographer, Drosselmeyer/The Prince — 8 cópias
Cinderella: Paris Opera Ballet [2008 film] (1990) — Choreographer — 7 cópias
Nureyev's Don Quixote [1973 film] (2003) — Diretor — 2 cópias
Swan Lake [VHS] 1 exemplar(es)
Don Quixote - Balet 1 exemplar(es)
Romeo and Juliet: Paris Opera Ballet [2001 film] — Choregrapher — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Muppet Show: Season 2 (1977) 180 cópias, 1 resenha
Valentino [1977 film] (1977) — Actor — 12 cópias
Swan Lake [1966 film] (1999) — Actor — 10 cópias
Giselle [video recording] (2004) — Albrecht, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Adam : Giselle + Chopin : Les Sylphides + Delibes : Coppelia [video recording] (2012) — Actor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1938-03-17
Data de falecimento
1993-01-06
Local de enterro
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Essone, France
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USSR (birth)
Austria (passport)
Local de nascimento
Irkutsk, Russia
Local de falecimento
Levallois-Perret, France
Locais de residência
Paris, France
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
Educação
Vaganova Academy (St. Petersburg)
Leningrad Choreographic School
Ocupação
dancer
choreographer
autobiographer
Relacionamentos
Fonteyn, Margot (ballet partner)
Bruhn, Erik (partner)
Premiações
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (1988)
Pequena biografia
Born in the former Soviet Union; defected in 1961; acquired Austrian citizenship

Membros

Resenhas

During the 60's & the "Cold War" there was a mystique about anyone who defected from Russia, everyone in the West wanted to know about life there so there was great interest when this book arrived, enhanced by the stunning photographs of Richard Avedon - someone else whose work I admired. I did not have to beg my local library in my then little schoolgirl voice to stock it and I was overjoyed for once, finding it displayed in the new books section (I can't remember the date I read this so have listed it read as today), I did however have to get my mother to borrow it for me since it was in the adult section of the library - by that I mean it wasn't in the children's section.
I'm going on memory now as I don't own it, but Nureyev kept politics to a minimum - which might have been a disappointment to some wanting confirmation of a despotic government.

It's main theme is Nureyev's obsession to dance, and his singlemindedness to study ballet and to perform majestically - as he did - his intense individuality & character surely helped pave his way to success. It was unusual at the time for one so young to publish an autobiography, and it may have been to satisfy the public's need for information about Russia for some truth. I remember at that time, sitting in church hearing diatribes against all things communist which by default included anything Russian - so McCarthyism's tenets had most westerners shaking in their boots one way or another. However Nureyev doesn't go there specifically, it's more about himself, his childhood, his craving for personal creative expression and his early life as a dance professional and of course his defection to the west and coming to terms with a different life there. It does become clear why he chose asylum in the west - to seek refuge from the creative conformity he felt in his home country which was the norm then.


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velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
10
Also by
9
Membros
46
Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
1
ISBNs
11
Idiomas
1