10/9/18 O&A NYC Dance/Film: Rudolph Nureyev as Valentino in Tango Scene with Vaslav Nijinsky from Valentino

Valentino-PosterRudolph Nureyev as Valentino- the world’s greatest lover dances the tango with the world’s greatest male dancer.  Continue reading

7/26/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Le jeune homme et la mort by Roland Petit (Zizi Jeanmaire & Rudolf Nureyev)- 1966

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Le Jeune Homme et La Mort was choreographed by Roland Petit  choreographed in 1946 to Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582, with a one-act libretto by Jean Cocteau. It tells the story of a Young Man driven to suicide by his faithless lover. Sets were by George Wakhevitch and costumes variously reported as being by Karinska or Cocteau. Continue reading

7/14/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Nureyev- Dance to Freedom


In 1961, on tour in Paris, Rudolf Nureyev- the Kirov Ballet’s star made a historic dash from his KGB bodyguards into the arms of French police. Was there more to his defection than meets the eye? Continue reading

5/4/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Maya Plisetskaya Dances Bolero, And The Dying Swan

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Maya Plisetskaya, Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the Bolshoi Ballet, danced Maurice Bejart’s Bolero set to the famous Ravel score in 1975. Plisetskaya created a stunning theatrical experience. What makes the piece so compelling is that although Plisetskaya may be accompanied by dozens of other dancers mirroring her movement, the first and only focus is on the prima ballerina herself.  Continue reading

4/6/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Anthony Dowell and Natalia Makarova- A Perfect Partership

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Two great artists perform excerpts from three works; Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, Sir Frederick Ashton’s  A Month In The Country and Act 3 Swan Lake Continue reading

12/17/17 O&A NYC 8 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Rudolf Nureyev and Merle Park (1963)

 

Rudolf Nureyev and Merle Park dances Grande pas de deux from The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker (1963). Continue reading

3/10/17 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Paul Taylor’s Auréole (Excerpt)- Royal Danish Ballet with Rudolf Nureyev

Excerpt from Paul Taylor’s Auréole performed by The Royal Danish Ballet (1978) featuring Vivi Flindt, Eva Kloborg, Anne Sonnerup, Johnny Eliasen and Rudolf Nureyev. Continue reading

1/28/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- EXTRA: Rudolf Nureyev And Margot Fonteyn Perform Act II of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (Balcony Scene)


After the ball, Juliet (Margot Fonteyn)  is on her balcony, dreaming of Romeo  when he (Rudolf Nureyev) enters below. Continue reading

12/20/16 O&A NYC DANCE 12 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Grand Pas de deux- Paris Opera Ballet

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Myriam Ould-Braham (Clara) and Jérémie Bélingard (the prince) perform Rudolf Nureyev’s second act’s Grand Pas de deux from the Nutcracker. Continue reading

12/16/16 12 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Gran Pas De Deux- Rudolf Nureyev and Merle Park- (1963)

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Rudolf Nureyev and Merle Park performs Gran Pas De Deux in the Royal Ballet’s 1963 Nutcracker production.   Continue reading