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Rudolf Nureyev
Additional title: Rudolf Noureev
Additional title: Danse au compagnon errant
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Cohen, Germaine (Compiler)
Sirvin, René (Compiler)
Sirvin, René (Conceptor)
Sirvin, René (Author)
Sirvin, René (Film director)
Villodre, Nicolas (Compiler)
Potts, Wallace (Compiler)
Hilaire, Laurent (Narrator)
Cinémathèque de la Danse (Paris, France) (Presenter)
Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. Ballet (Contributor)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2003
Place: France
Table of Contents
Rudolf Noureev (ca. 10 min.) / presented by the Cinémathèque de la Danse in collaboration with the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel; edited by Germaine Cohen, René Sirvin, and Nicolas Villodre, in collaboration with Wallace Potts; text, René Sirvin; narrator, Laurent Hilaire. Brief biography of Rudolf Nureyev; includes interview footage recorded in 1964 and 1966. Dance excerpts include: Swan lake. Act I / recorded in 1966; chor., Nureyev for the Vienna Opera Ballet -- Laurencia pas de six / 1959; chor., Vakhtang Chabukiani; danced with Ninel Kurgapkina and the Kirov Ballet -- Le corsaire, male variation / 1958; chor., Chabukiani after Marius Petipa -- Giselle. Act II / 1962; danced with Margot Fonteyn -- Swan lake. Act I / 1966; see credits above -- Marguerite and Armand / 1970; from Pierre Jourdan's film I am a dancer; chor., Frederick Ashton; danced with Fonteyn -- Le spectre de la rose / 1980; chor., Michel Fokine; film by Emile Ardolino; danced with Denise Jackson)-- Don Quixote / 1973; film directed and chor. by Nureyev -- Swan lake / 1973; chor., Vladimir Bourmeister; danced with Natalia Makarova -- Petrouchka / 1976; chor., Serge Golovine after Fokine; film by Yves-André Hubert) -- Pierrot lunaire / 1977; chor., Glen Tetley. Also viewed are two of Nureyev's productions for the Paris Opéra Ballet: Raymonda (1986; film by Pierre Petitjean; danced by Sylvie Guillem, Laurent Hilaire, Manuel Legris) and La bayadère (1994; film by Alexandre Tarta). |||| La danse du compagnon errant (ca. 13 min.) / montage conceived and directed by René Sirvin for the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux, with the cooperation of Nicolas Villodre and Wallace Potts. Dance excerpts featuring Nureyev include: Vakhtang Chabukiani's Laurencia; Nina Anisimova's Gayane pas de deux; Petipa's The sleeping beauty; August Bournonville's Flower festival at Genzano; the television version of Paul Taylor's Big Bertha; "Top hat" with the Muppets on television; Vladimir Bourmeister's Swan lake (with Natalia Makarova). Wearing practice clothes, Nureyev is also seen partnering the ballerina in a dress rehearsal of his own production of Raymonda for the Paris Opéra Ballet. An excerpt of his production of La bayadère is also shown.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6212
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4362 RNC (former)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Opéra de Paris. Ballet
Dancers -- 20th century
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Statement of responsibility: Cinémathèque de la Danse.
Citation/reference: Title, credits and contents of first segment from accompanying data sheet.
Language: In French.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (23 min.) : sound, color, and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Compilation of two brief documentaries created for screening in 2003 on the tenth anniversary of Rudolf Nureyev's death. The first, screened at the Opéra de Paris on Jan. 20, 2003, covers the highlights of his life and career, with emphasis on his connections with the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris as dancer, choreographer, and artistic director. The second, presented during a month of tribute performances by the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux in Feb. 2003, examines his range and versatility as a dancer.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15989098
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4dc0d3c0-b8e4-0134-12b8-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2003: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rudolf Nureyev" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2003.

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Rudolf Nureyev