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...]

The Ultimate Love Story: Romeo and Juliet [Video]

The Ultimate Love Story: Romeo and Juliet

It seems appropriate on the eve of Valentine's Day to share with you the ultimate love story: Romeo and Juliet, the ballet, it's history and a couple of memorable interpretations by two ballet etoiles: Gelsey Kirkland and Alessandra Ferri. There are several versions of the famous ballet: John Cranko's, Lavery's and Kenneth MacMillan's. In the  videos below, both ballerinas dance to MacMillan's choreography. Before you settle in to enjoy these lovely videos, here's a bit of background … [Read more...]

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