Interview with Rudolf Nureyev

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Interview with Rudolf Nureyev
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978 (Inferred)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5868
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4246 RNC (former)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 -- Interviews
Television programs
Content: Accompanied by data sheet.
Venue: Recorded by a French television station.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (5 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Interview with Rudolf Nureyev, probably recorded in Paris in January or February 1978, when he appeared with London Festival Ballet at the Palais de Sports. As is mentioned in the interview, four ballerinas [Eva Evdokimova, Patricia Ruanne, Lynn Seymour, and Elisabetta Terabust] alternated in the role of Juliet opposite his Romeo. Other topics discussed include the superlatives applied to his dancing (which he modestly disclaims), his enjoyment of a New Yorker article by Woody Allen (possibly "A guide to some of the lesser ballets"), and the question of homesickness.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15505812
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 16e9e8a0-b3ba-0136-404d-275af1b4eea6
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Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1978: Created
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rudolf Nureyev" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rudolf Nureyev" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Interview with Rudolf Nureyev Retrieved from

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Interview with Rudolf Nureyev