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Nureyev by Julie Kavanagh
Book DescriptionRudolf Nureyev, one of the most iconic dancers of the twentieth century, had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage. In this superb biography, Julie Kavanagh deftly brings us through the professional and personal milestones of Nureyev's life and career: his education at the Kirov school in Leningrad; his controversial defection from the USSR in 1961; his long-time affair with the Danish dancer Erik Bruhn; his legendary partnership with Margot Fonteyn at the Royal Ballet in London. We see his fiery collaborations with almost all the major living choreographers including Ashton, Balanchine, Robbins, Graham, and Taylor. And we see Nureyev as he reinvigorated the Paris Ballet Opera in the early 1980s before his death from AIDS complications in 1993. Nureyev: The Life is the most intimate, revealing, and dramatic picture we have ever had of this dazzling, complex figure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375704727
Paperback / softback
(233mm x 157mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Julie Kavanagh
Girl Who Loved Camelias, Paperback (August 2014)
Previous edition: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, c2013.
Lady of the Camellias, Paperback (August 2013)
Translation of: Dame aux camelias (Novel)
Girl Who Loved Camellias, Hardback (June 2013)
The little-known, riveting story of the most famous courtesan of her time: muse and mistress of Alexandre Dumas and Franz Liszt, the inspiration for Dumas' "The Lady of the Camellias" and Verdi's "La Traviata," one of the most sought-after, adored women of 1840's Paris.
Rudolf Nureyev, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by Julie Kavanagh
Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's pop icon. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in l961; and, sparked Rudimania across the globe.
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Author Biography - Julie Kavanagh
Julie Kavanagh is the author of Secret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton, which won the Dance Perspectives Foundation de la Torre Bueno Prize. She trained in ballet before taking up a career in journalism and has been arts editor of Harpers & Queen, a dance critic for The Spectator, and London editor of both Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.
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