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Nureyev [DVD] [2008]
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on 16 April 2009
This DVD is basically a filmed interview with the great dancer himself with occasional additions of teachers and partners. Nureyev is just as he describes himself, mischievous and bloody-minded. He's a fascinating character whose humble Tatar beginnings would have betrayed the intelligent and gorgeous-looking man he became. His dancing and musicality was in his genes and he overcame immense obstacles (his father and ballet schools) to become a beacon for dance the world over. The tragedy of AIDS robbed us of his genius. I was lucky enough to see him once in performance ... many years after he had given up his high leaps ... but his grace and balletic genius were outstandingly in evidence. This EMI DVD is excellent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Some excellent archive footage of key performances is supplemented by interesting interviews with colleagues of the great dancer and even his sister and first teacher in Russia! The interview with Nureyev himself goes a long way to dispel the myth that he was crude and inarticulate propounded by several people after his death but at the same time to describe his relationship with Erik B. as a "close friendship" certainly does little justice to their long and turbulent intimate partnership. Still in helping to piece together the jigsaw of who was the real Nureyev, this 90 minute documentary certainly gives us additional perspective on this charismatic and astonishingly talented man and the artistic milieu in which he played such a prominent role.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2012
I simply love this the memories it evokes are prescious I saw him dance in London when he was at the height of his power and beauty and it was unforgetable now I can show my grandchildren just what set me laight with joy all those years ago
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 27 July 2010
This is a very worthwhile DVD. It was interesting to hear more detail of his life. The highlight was the Nutcracker pas de deu. I can't wait to buy the full ballet - when it comes out on DVD. New Zealand buyer
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A fabulous book of his life with personal statements. I loved this book. He had a tough life and this book shares all his stresses and some of his good times. He truly was a wonderful inspiration to the Dance.
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on 4 June 2015
i am old so remember when Nureyev was new and he still captivates with his strength and control
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2012
I thought that this film revealed more about Nureyev and I really enjoyed it. He features in this talking and it's a personal journey he takes to tell you about his young life and how he began dancing and his continued life in dancing. I will replay this dvd from time to time. I have no complaint on this it was worthy of all the stars I gave it.
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on 20 July 2014
Happy memories
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on 19 December 2014
Just super!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 April 2013
If you are into dance and its history then this dvd is a must... very touching life story and interesting to kow his past and his roots were an ncredible shock and is somnmeone to look up to as he achieved so much
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