One of the greatest ballet dancers of his generation, Rudolf Nureyev is at the height of his powers in this intimate 1972 documentary portrait, which offers an unprecedented look at the training and dedication behind his electrifying art. Providing a unique glimpse into Nureyev's personality, preparation and technique, I AM A DANCER includes excerpts from his performances in the classical ballets La Sylphide with Carla Fracci, and The Sleeping Beauty...
Looks at the ballet partnership between Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. Includes archival footage from Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, and other ballets.
|Publication Date||Edition||Publisher||Physical Description||Language||Availability|
|c2005||Standard format.||Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution||1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (7 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.)||English|| |
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"Perhaps the most popular ballet video ever released, this version of Tchiakovsky's beloved work stars one of the most famous classical dance partnerships of all time: Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn. Nureyev choreographed this production for the Vienna State Opera" -- Container.
"The Sleeping Beauty remains, as Rudolf Nureyev often called it, the 'ballet of ballets'. It is the most accomplished and the most brilliant, as well as one of the most spectacular of the 19th century, and the most representative of the 'noble' style of classical dancing. Rudolf Nureyev's version, which he created for the Opéra Ballet in 1989, was recorded at the Opéra Bastille in 1999, in a new production (sets and costumes) created by his faithful...
The famed Royal Ballet production of MacMillan's work, featuring Nureyev and Fonteyn.