Rudolf Nureyev

LABELS: Arthaus Musik
WORKS: A film by Patricia Foy
CATALOGUE NO: 100 104……….#D17


New technology doesn’t always make for better viewing, at least not where dance is concerned. Even though DVD may produce a better class of image for the TV screen, it can’t alter the fact that the screen remains a screen, rather than a three-dimensional space, and that the images we see are only miniature versions of the stage event.

We still have a long way to go before the experience of watching dance in our sitting rooms is remotely comparable to seeing it live.

Finally there is Patricia Foy’s 1991 documentary about the life and career of RUDOLF NUREYEV, filmed two years before the legendary dancer died from AIDS.


This features exemplary archive material of Nureyev as a young man, interviews with Margot Fonteyn and Ninette dc Valois and poignant footage of the declining star, still doggedly practising and performing his art. A tribute to a charismatic artist who lived and died for the stage.