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Nureyev, Rudolf 1938-1993

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Most widely held works by Rudolf Nureyev
Romeo and Juliet : ballet in three acts by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famed Royal Ballet production of MacMillan's work, featuring Nureyev and Fonteyn
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

33 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief attraction of this 1968 adaptation is Rudolf Nureyev, who had defected to the West in 1961. This is his adaptation of the work, and the dancing is very classical, the costumes sumptuous, and the orchestra sparkling. The production made ballerina Merle Park a star. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. The Nutcracker is broken and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off a Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom
Don Quixote by L Minkus( Visual )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Nureyev and Lucette Aldous are young lovers whose romance flourishes with the assistance of Helpmann, who plays the title role
Cage Cunningham by Elliot Caplan( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival material and eight years of world tour footage to document the 50 year collaboration between composer John Cage and dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham
Swan lake( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Nureyev's personal vision of one of the world's most popular ballets: Swan Lake, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. Swan Lake is the vision of a poet: the beloved belongs to another world, the young woman/swan rendered inaccessible by virtue of her condition. Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov gave form to this fantasy in 1895, using the poignant score that Tchaikovsky had composed in 1877. In the "Freudian" version that Rudolf Nureyev staged for the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1984, the Prince Siegfried refuses the realities of power and marriage that his mother and tutor seek to impose upon him. He takes refuge in the imaginary, a vision of a magical lake that offers an idealized love that he is incapable of sustaining. In this production for the Paris Opéra, Nureyev remained faithful to the Petipa/Ivanov version, doing away with the character of the Jester (added in 1920, by Alexander Gorsky), and reintroducing the tutor Wolfgang -- an authoritative and important influence on the prince -- to Act I. It is Siegried's feverish imagination that transforms the tutor, in the following acts, into the malevolent Rothbart, a diabolical manipulator of bodies and souls. An equivocal, double-faced character, he symbolises a spirit of destruction that opposes the hero's idealism. "For me, Swan Lake is one long daydream seen through the eyes of prince Siegfried. Reared on romantic reading, his desire for infinity has been fired and he refuses the reality of the power and the forced marriage marriage imposed by his tutor and his mother. To escape from the dreary destiny that is being prepared for him, he brings the vision of the lake, this "elsewhere" for which he yearns, into his life. An idealized love is born in his mind, along with the prohibition that it represents. (The white swan is the untouchable woman, the black swan the reverse mirror image, just as the evil Rothbart is a corrupt substitute for Wolfgang, the tutor). And so when the dream fades away, the sanity of the prince does not know how to survive." Rudolf Nureyev, Propos recueillis (1984) "The Prince, a type of Hamlet, rearranged by Pouchkine and who would like ... not to be" Horst Koegler
Romeo and Juliet by James A Yorke( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the famed Royal Ballet production featuring Nureyev and Fonteyn at the peak of their careers. Includes scene-by-scene synopsis and biographies of Nureyev, Fonteyn, and Prokofiev
An evening with the Royal Ballet by Royal Ballet( Visual )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program presents a gala evening of classical ballet featuring the legendary team of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swan Lake is regarded as one of the greatest works in the art of ballet. The magic of Tchaikovsky's music, embodying the love of Prince Siegfried for the enchanted Swan Queen, has greatly contributed to making this the best-loved of all classical ballets ... Prince Siegfried celebrates his twenty-first birthday; his mother tells him it is time to marry, but he prefers to go hunting. Alone, by a lakeside, he sees a swan who turns to human form. She is an enchanted princess who can be saved only by ture love. He promises this, but is tricked by the wicked magician who disguises his own daughter as the swan-maiden"--Container
Swan Lake : ballet in 4 acts( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most popular ballet video ever released, this version of Tchaikovsky'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
Fonteyn and Nureyev : the perfect partnership( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video traces the partnership of Fonteyn & Nureyev from its inception to its grand finale 17 years later
Great pas de deux( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
Cinderella( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a performance of Prokofiev's Cinderella, performed by Orchestra of the Opera National de Paris and Ballet of the Opera national de Paris (Paris Opera Ballet), and conducted by Koen Kessels
Ballet favourites( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic ballet about a young girl deceived by her lover, and the tragic consequences
Tout près des étoiles : les danseurs de l'Opéra de Paris = Etoiles : dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the legacy of the famed Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals, interviews and snapshots as the dancers work on classical ballets as well as contempary works. Delve into the psychology of dance by talking candidly with some of the biggest stars in dance today, who give perspectives on how and why they endure the emotional and physical hardships of the drive to be on stage
Margot Fonteyn by Patricia Foy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just two years before she died, Margot Fonteyn finally agreed to tell the full story of her life for this exclusive television biography. It was made at her home in Panama and is the only personal account of her life and career that exists on film. It includes archive footage of many of her great roles and extensive newsreel coverage of key events in her life
Swan Lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

48 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this production, Nureyev chooses to scuttle the traditional black swan music, which is considered by some to be a glaring flaw. However, both Nureyev and Fonteyn are in their prime, especially in the dramatic pas de deux
The glory of the Kirov by Leningradskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr opery i baleta imeni S.M. Kirova( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the early days of this century, the Maryinsky Ballet, later the Kirov, dazzled audiences with the beauty of the dance. Five years research in Russia's archives has unearthed fascinating footage, much of it never before available in the West, of many of the company's great dancers."--Containers
The Sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Aurora is cursed at her christening by Carabosse, the Wicked Fairy, that when she reaches a marriageable age she will prick her finger on a needle and die. However, the Lilac Fairy alleviates the curse, so that Aurora will not die, but fall into a deep sleep from which she can only be wakened by a Prince's kiss one hundred years later. On her sixteenth birthday Aurora pricks her finger on a spindle given to her as a present from Carabosse. A spell is cast on the palace and everyone falls asleep. Led by the Lilac Fairy, Prince Florimund finds Aurora and wakes her with a kiss. Aurora and Prince Florimund are married with the blessing of the Lilac Fairy and many fairy tale characters
Nureyev : a portrait( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the publicity he generated, Nureyev rarely revealed anything of his private life and thoughts, but for this exclusive television biography, made just two years before his tragic death in 1993, he told his own story in his own words. Interviewed on his Mediterranean island, he looks back on his career, which is recalled in a dazzling array of archive clips. His sister, his first dance teacher, Ninette de Valois and Margot Fonteyn, among others, contribute their insights to this programme
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Swan lake
Don QuixoteRomeo and JulietSwan lakeFonteyn and Nureyev : the perfect partnershipThe glory of the KirovNureyev, his lifeNureyev : the life
Alternative Names
Noerejev, Rudolf 1938-1993

Noureev Rudolf

Noureev, Rudolf 1938-1993

Noureev Rudolf Gametovitch

Noureev, Rudolf Gametovitch 1938-1993

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Nouregeph, Rountolf, 1938-1993

Nouregeph, Rountolph

Nouregeph, Rountolph 1938-1993

Noureïev, Rudolf Gametovitch 1938-1983

Noureïev, Rudolf Gametovitch 1938-1993

Noureiev, Rudolph

Noureiev, Rudolph 1938-1983

Noureiev Rudolph 1938-1993

Nureev, R.Ch 1938-1993

Nureev, Rudolf.

Nureev, Rudolʹf 1938-1993

Nureev, Rudol'f Ch 1938-1993

Nureev, Rudolf Chametovič

Nureev, Rudolʹf Chametovič 1938-1993

Nureev, Rudol'f G. 1938-1993

Nureev, Rudolʹf Gametovič 1938-1983

Nureev Rudolf Gametovitch

Nureev, Rudol'f Hametovič

Nureev Rudolʹf Hametovič 1938-1993

Nureev, Rudolʹf Khametovich

Nureev, Rudolʹf Khametovich 1938-1993

Nurejev Rudolf

Nurejev, Rudolf 1938-1993

Nurejev, Rudol'f Chametovič 1938-1993

Nurejev, Rudol'f Gametovič 1938-1993

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Nurejevs, Rūdolfs 1938-1993

Nurejew, Rudolf

Nurejew, Rudolf 1938-1993

Nurejew, Rudolf Chametowitsch 1938-1993

Nurejew, Rudolf G. 1938-1993

Nurejew, Rudolf Gametowitsch 1938-1993


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Nureyev Rudolf Hametovich

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Nureyev, Rudolf Hametovitch, 1938-1993

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Nureyev, Rudolph 1938-1993

Nureyev, Rudolph Hametovitch

Nureyev, Rudolph Hametovitch 1938-1993

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Nuriev, Rudolf 1938-1993

Nuriev, Rudolʹf Chametovič 1938-1993

Nuriev, Rudolʹf Chämit uly 1938-1993

Nuriev, Rudolʹf Hametovič 1938-1993

Nuriev, Rudolf Möxämmät ulı 1938-1993

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Nurijev, Rudol'f Chämit uly 1938-1993

Nurijevs, Rūdolfs 1938-1993

Rudolf Chametowitsch Nurejew russisch-österreichischer Ballett-Tänzer

Rudolf Noerejev Russisch balletdanser (1938-1993)

Rudolf Noreiev

Rudolf Noureev

Rudolf Noureev Danseur classique, chorégraphe et directeur de ballet de l'opéra de Paris d'origine tatare.

Rudol'f Nureev Ballerino e coreografo sovietico

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Rudolf Nureyev Soviet ballet dancer and choreographer

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Rudol'f Nuriev ballerino, coreografo e direttore d'orchestra russo

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Rudolph Nureyev Dancer, actor

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Нуреев Р. Х

Нуреев Р. Х. 1938-1993

Нуреев Рудольф

Нуреев, Рудольф 1938-1993

Нуреев, Рудольф Гаметович 1938-1993

Нуреев, Рудольф (Рудольф Хаметович), 1938-1993

Нуре́ев, Рудо́льф Хаме́тович

Нуреев Рудольф Хаметович 1938-1993

Нуреев, Рудольф Хамитович 1938-1993

Нуриев Рудольф

Нуриев, Рудольф Хаметович 1938-1993

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Нурєєв Рудольф Хаметович

Рудолф Нуреев

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Рудольф Хаметавіч Нурыеў

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