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Nureyev

Title
Nureyev [videorecording] / Thames Television ; directed by Bob Ando ; produced by John Tagholm.
Publication
U.K. : Thames Television, c1981.

Details

Additional Authors
  • Bland, Alexander.
  • Gosling, Nigel, 1909-1982.
  • Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991
  • Aldous, Lucette
  • Bergsma, Deanne
  • Nicholson, Mavis.
  • Ando, Bob.
  • Tagholm, John.
  • Royal Ballet.
  • Royal Ballet. School.
  • Thames Television, ltd.
  • DHCA.
Description
1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences PAL; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Summary
Profile of Rudolf Nureyev, featuring interviews recorded in a restaurant and in the studio during a rehearsal for Maurice Béjart's Songs of a wayfarer [Chant du compagnon errant]. Among the topics discussed are: a comparison of Covent Garden and the Maryinsky Theater ; his decision to leave Russia ; his sense of rejection by the Royal Ballet after Fonteyn's retirement ; the difficulty of making one's body an instrument for dance ; the qualities he hopes to be remembered for. Alexander Bland [Nigel Gosling], his biographer and friend, talks about Nureyev's arrival in London ; his partnership with Margot Fonteyn ; his impact on British male dancers ; his experiments in modern dance, particularly in Field figures ; and his freelance work as performer, director, and producer. The program also includes a sequence recorded in a boys' class at the Royal Ballet School. Performance excerpts, drawn from Nureyev's earlier film and television appearances, include the ballets Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Le corsaire pas de deux, Giselle, Swan lake, and Field figures. His partners in these excerpts are Margot Fonteyn (in Romeo, Le corsaire, and Giselle), Lucette Aldous (in Don Quixote), and Deanne Bergsma (in Field figures).
Donor/Sponsor
  • Gift of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.
  • Gift of Douce François-Freitas, additional copy.
Series Statement
Rudolf Nureyev Collection.
Uniform Title
  • Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
  • Corsair (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M). Pas de deux.
  • Giselle (Choreographic work : Sergeev, N after Coralli and Perrot)
  • Swan lake (Choreographic work : Nureyev)
  • Field figures (Choreographic work : Tetley)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Interviews.
  • Video.
Note
  • Accompanied by data sheet.
  • For a repeat telecast of this program, with an updated introduction by Mavis Nicholson, see: *MGZIA 4-4060 RNC After noon plus. Nureyev. For daily rushes of Nureyev rehearsing in the studio, see: *MGZIA 4-4059 RNC [Nureyev. Unedited footage].
Credits (note)
  • Associate producer, Lester Clark ; executive producer, Catherine Freeman.
Performer (note)
  • Host/interviewer: Mavis Nicholson.
  • Interviewees: Rudolf Nureyev, Alexander Bland [Nigel Gosling].
Event (note)
  • Telecast on June 17, 1981.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4061 RNC
OCLC
NYPY00-F767
Title
Nureyev [videorecording] / Thames Television ; directed by Bob Ando ; produced by John Tagholm.
Imprint
U.K. : Thames Television, c1981.
Country of Producing Entity
U.K.
Series
Rudolf Nureyev Collection.
Event
Telecast on June 17, 1981.
Credits
Associate producer, Lester Clark ; executive producer, Catherine Freeman.
Performer
Host/interviewer: Mavis Nicholson.
Interviewees: Rudolf Nureyev, Alexander Bland [Nigel Gosling].
Added Author
Bland, Alexander.
Gosling, Nigel, 1909-1982. Interviewee
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991, dancer.
Aldous, Lucette, dancer.
Bergsma, Deanne, dancer.
Nicholson, Mavis. Interviewer
Ando, Bob. Director
Tagholm, John. Producer
Royal Ballet.
Royal Ballet. School.
Thames Television, ltd.
DHCA.
Added Title
Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Corsair (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M). Pas de deux.
Giselle (Choreographic work : Sergeev, N after Coralli and Perrot)
Swan lake (Choreographic work : Nureyev)
Field figures (Choreographic work : Tetley)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4061 RNC
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