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Rudolf Nureyev
Additional title: Laurencia (Choreographic work : Chabukiani)
Additional title: Bayadère (Choreographic work : Chabukiani and Ponomarev after Petipa, M)
Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Petipa, M)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Dudinskai͡a, Natalʹi͡a Mikhaĭlovna, 1912-2003 (Dancer)
Sizova, Alla, 1939- (Dancer)
Chabukiani, Vakhtang Mikhaĭlovich, 1910-1992 (Choreographer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Leningradskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr opery i baleta imeni S.M. Kirova (Performer)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1950 - 1969 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
[Rudolf Nureyev on a boat] (ca. 50 seconds). |||| Laurencia (excerpts) (ca. 4 min.) / choreography, Vakhtang Chabukiani. This film includes complete footage of a variation danced (probably in the wedding scene) by Rudolf Nureyev. He first danced the leading male role of Frondoso with the Kirov Ballet in November 1958, partnering Natalia Dudinskaya in the title role. |||| La bayadère (excerpts) (ca. 3 min.) / choreography, probably Vakhtang Chabukiani and Vladimir Ponomarev after Marius Petipa. Excerpts appear on this film out of sequence. Nureyev first danced the leading male role of Solor with the Kirov Ballet in 1959, opposite Dudinskaya's Nikiya. |||| The sleeping beauty. Act III, Bluebird pas de deux (excerpts) (ca. 1 1/2 min.) / choreography, Marius Petipa. Nureyev danced the Bluebird with the Kirov in spring 1960, with Alla Sizova. Excerpts from the entrée, male variation, and coda appear on this film, followed by a glimpse of another fairy tale divertissement, Hop o'my Thumb and his brothers.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6208
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4240 RNC (former)
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 6-2691 RNC
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Content: Accompanied by data sheet.
Content: Originally filmed on 8mm. Film speed is fast in parts of this recording.
Venue: Probably filmed in Russia in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (10 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15611861
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8bf4edb0-b8b7-0134-3bec-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1950: Created (Approximate)
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rudolf Nureyev" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1950 - 1969.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rudolf Nureyev" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 24, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1950 - 1969). Rudolf Nureyev Retrieved from

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Rudolf Nureyev