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...]

Top 10 Dances for 2011 by Luke Jennings

Top 10 Dances for 2011 Luke Jennings from The Observer, UK

Luke Jennings, journalist and dance critic for The Observer of the UK has picked his Top 10 Dances for 2011. Some of them are classical ballet works, though not all of them. To state that 2011 has been a difficult year for the arts is putting it lightly. With many professional ballet and contemporary dance companies feeling the world recession crunch, they have been forced to be creative with their choice of programs to entice audiences to attend their performances. Besides the usual … [Read more...]

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