I Am a Dancer with Rudolf Nureyev

I Am a Dancer with Rudolf Nureyev

This is a rare documentary with never before seen footage of Nureyev in I Am a Dancer. You can see him taking class, leading a rehearsal of La Sylphide, giving out corrections to the corps de ballet in French and in English. His partnership with Margot Fonteyn is portrayed as they each express their mutual admiration during an interview, excerpted here. Sir Frederick Ashton is also interviewed as he explains how Marguerite and Armand, the ballet he created for Nureyev and Fonteyn came … [Read more...]

Interview: Sir Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick Ashton as on of the ugly step-sisters in Cinderella

Anna Pavlova and Frederick Aston crossed paths during her South American tour. He had gone to see the great ballerina perform and his life was changed forever! Frederick Aston Ashton was born at Guayaquil in Ecuador, [on September 1904]  in the artistic neighbourhood called Las Peñas, the original founding site of the city. When he was three years old he moved with his family to Lima in Peru. When he was 13 he witnessed a life-changing event when he attended a performance by the … [Read more...]

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