Nurejew für Nurejew

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Nurejew für Nurejew
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1976
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5366
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4160 RNC (former)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991
Television programs
Content: Title and date from accompanying data sheet.
Venue: Recorded for German television in 1976.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (20 min.) : sound, color ; 16 mm
Interview with Rudolf Nureyev. Topics include: his fascination with dance and early decision to make it his lifework ; his experience as a folk dancer during his youth in Ufa ; reasons for his decision to study at the Kirov School rather than the Bolshoi ; his family in Russia ; the qualities of a good dancer, in addition to talent ; the need to appreciate both classical and contemporary ballets, as well as modern dance ; what he learned from producing and choreographing ballets ; the value of studying Petipa's choreography ; his desire to give the male dancer equal prominence with the female dancer ; his first meeting with Margot Fonteyn, and the mutual respect they developed during their partnership ; his philosophy of life.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15338437
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d23cc40-84cb-0134-412b-00505686a51c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1976: Issued
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nurejew für Nurejew" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Nurejew für Nurejew" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Nurejew für Nurejew Retrieved from

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Nurejew für Nurejew