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Additional title: Cinderella (Choreographic work : Nureyev)
Additional title: Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Nureyev)
Additional title: Marguerite and Armand (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Apollo (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Pierrot lunaire (Choreographic work : Tetley)
Additional title: Aureole (Choreographic work : Taylor, P)
Additional title: Giselle (Choreographic work : Sergeev, N after Coralli and Perrot)
Additional title: Corsair (Choreographic work : Petipa, M after Perrot)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Udel'︠t︡sova, Anna (Interviewee)
Dudinskai︠a︡, Natalʹi︠a︡ Mikhaĭlovna, 1912-2003 (Interviewee)
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Interviewee)
Lloyd, Maude, 1908- (Interviewee)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
De Valois, Ninette, 1898-2001 (Interviewee)
Wall, David (Interviewee)
Park, Merle (Dancer)
Flindt, Vivi (Dancer)
Kloborg, Eva (Dancer)
Sonnerup, Anne (Dancer)
Guillem, Sylvie, 1965- (Interviewee)
Jude, Charles, 1953- (Dancer)
Vivien, Marina (Interviewee)
Gammon, Philip (Musician)
Foy, Patricia (Director)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Interviewee)
Antelope Films, Ltd (Production company)
Raidió Teilifís Éireann (Production company)
Reiner Moritz Associates (Production company)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1991 (Inferred)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3767
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-516 (former)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Pushkin, Aleksandr (Aleksandr Ivanovich), 1907-1970
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
Balanchine, George
Leningradskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr opery i baleta imeni S.M. Kirova
Saint Petersburg (Russia)., Kirov Theater., Ballet School
Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo
Royal Ballet
Opéra de Paris. Ballet
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: produced by Antelope Films Ltd. in association with Orfeo Films, Radio Telefis Eireann, and Reiner Moritz Associates Ltd. ; produced and directed by Patricia Foy. Executive producer, Mick Csaky.
Content: Reissued as a videotape by Home Vision, a Films Incorporated company.
Performers: Narrator: Cliff Morgan. Pianist: Philip Gammon. Interviewees: Rudolf Nureyev, and Rashida Evgrafova, Taisiam Khalturina, Anna Udel'︠t︡sova, Natalia Dudinskaya, Roland Petit, Maude Lloyd, Margot Fonteyn, Ninette de Valois, David Wall, Sylvie Guillem, Marina Vivien.
Acquisition: Gift of Rudolf Nureyev Foundation
Date: Copyright 1991.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (PAL) (90 min.) : sound, color, and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Documentary on the life and career of Rudolf Nureyev, told through interviews with the dancer. Topics include his childhood in the town of Ufa, where he studied folk dancing ; his ballet training with Anna Udeltsova and the Kirov School's Aleksandr Pushkin ; his early career with the Kirov Ballet ; his defection to the west and initial affiliation with the International Ballet of the Marquis de Cuevas ; his friendship with Erik Bruhn ; his partnership with Margot Fonteyn and tenure with the Royal Ballet ; the creation of Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand ; productions he has mounted for other companies ; his contacts with George Balanchine ; his experimentation with modern dance ; his work as film actor and director ; and his leadership of the Paris Opéra Ballet. He is seen dancing in excerpts from Le corsaire, The sleeping beauty, The nutcracker, Giselle (with Fonteyn), Marguerite and Armand (with Fonteyn), Apollo, Pierrot lunaire, Aureole (with Vivi Flindt, Eva Kloborg, and Anne Sonnerup of the Royal Danish Ballet), Swine lake (with Miss Piggy), and his own stagings of Swan lake, The nutcracker (with Merle Park), Don Quixote, and Cinderella (with Sylvie Guillem and Charles Jude). Observations of Nureyev as a dancer and a private person are offered by his sister Rashida Evgrafova, his teachers Taisiam Khalturina and Anna Udel'︠t︡sova, and various colleagues and associates.
Type of Resource
Moving image
International Standard Book Number: 0780006445
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936034913-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174927
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5fb4e620-aa23-0133-2b45-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1991: Issued
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2024: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nureyev" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nureyev" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 16, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1991). Nureyev Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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