Rudolf Nureyev: Born in 1938 in the USSR, he is one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century. After graduating in 1959, Nureyev was accepted by the Kirov Ballet of Saint Petersburg and quickly went on to become a soloist. He left for the West in 1961, toured in France and then joined the Royal Opera House where he danced for many years performing ballets choreographed by Ashton, Balanchine, Béjart and Petipa. In 1980, Nureyev was hired as a dancer by the Paris Opera Ballet and then appointed Dance director in 1983. He continued to dance and to promote younger dancers until his last public appearance, in 1992, for the premiere of a new production of LA BAYADERE which he choreographed especially for the Paris Opera Ballet. Following the success of the production, he received the highest French cultural award: “Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur des Arts et Lettres”.
From Paris Opera Ballet.
Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev. Starring Aurélie Dupont, Josua Hoffalt, Ludmila Pagliero
3hours including two intermissions.