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Nureyev

Synopsis
Documentary about life of Rudolf Nureyev. From his birth in the 5th class carriage of a trans-Siberian train, to his dramatic leap to freedom in the West at the height of the Cold War, and unprecedented adulation as the most famous dancer in the world.
The film highlights Nureyev’s unlikely yet legendary partnership with Margot Fonteyn and charts his meteoric rise to the status of global cultural phenomenon. Nureyev’s life plays out like the sweeping plot of a classic Russian novel. His story is Russia’s story.
Blending never-before-seen footage, with an original score by award-winning composer Alex Baranowski and spellbinding newly choreographed dance tableaux directed by Royal Ballet alumnus, Russell Maliphant, NUREYEV is a portrayal as unique as the man himself.
Extras:
-Why Nureyev
-Balletmania
-Martha Graham
-The Impact of AIDS on the Dance Community
-Director’s Commentary and Deleted Scenes
-Claude De Vulpian and Rudolf Nureyev Rehearsing The Nutcracker
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2019
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
ballet; Nureyev, Rudolf

Credits

Director
Jacqui Morris

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£10.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
109 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Universal Pictures

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