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Nureyev by Clive Barnes

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton in London .
Written in English


  • Nureyev, Rudolf, -- 1938-,
  • Ballet dancers -- Soviet Union -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-463) and index.

StatementPeter Watson.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 470 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages470
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14708145M
ISBN 100340596155

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After an introduction recalling the main dates of Rudolf Nureyev’s life, this richly illustrated book relates, ballet after ballet, the story of each production, insisting on the aesthetics Nureyev wanted. Introduction and texts by Martine Kahane Photos with captions taken. Background. Nureyev was a Russian ballet dancer who achieved fame with the Kirov Ballet before defecting to the West in and subsequently became "one of the most written-about dancers in history". He died in McCann, born in Ireland, had previously written novels, short stories and newspaper reports while travelling and teaching in the United States and Japan; some of his work was Author: Colum McCann. Jan 11,  · Dancer by Colum McCann pp, Weidenfeld, £ Rudolf Nureyev was one of the most written-about dancers in history. From the moment Author: Judith Mackrell. Dec 02,  · Nureyev was the Brando of ballet, a solipsistic brute, an especially unusual character in a profession where obedience to a higher order and good manners are central to the art itself.

Wild Thing. Rudolf Nureyev, onstage and off. My only serious complaint about the book is that I think Kavanagh gave Nureyev too many breaks. When he makes a terrible ballet, she says so, and Author: Joan Acocella. Oct 02,  · ‎Rudolf Nureyev had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage. With Nureyev: The Life, Julie Kavanagh shows how his /5(4). Nov 11,  · “A treasure trove for those intrigued by Nureyev the dancer, filled with thoughtful reflections on his technique, details of his roles, and of his encounters with ballet greats.” —Seattle Times “Kavanagh chronicles [Nureyev] with even-mindedness and original research and a mastery of detail. Nureyev: His Spectacular Early Years: His Spectacular Years by Rudolf Nureyev and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at