The Trail of a Comet
Remembering Nureyev by Rudi van Dantzig
Book DescriptionFamously volatile, fickle in his passions for people, but with astonishing charisma onstage and off, Rudolf Nureyev is regarded as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the twentieth century. In 1968, Nureyev approached Rudi van Dantzig for permission to dance in one of van Dantzig's ballets. So began a close friendship and artistic collaboration that lasted until Nureyev's death in 1993.This searing memoir is an uncompromising look at artists in relationship. The passion for dance that drove both men created a bond that was constantly strained by Nureyev's outrageous lifestyle and van Dantzig's uncompromising idea of how his work should be portrayed. Worlds apart in temperament, van Dantzig's demands for high-caliber performances led to the eventual firing of Nureyev as the dancer's prowess waned. This is a book balletomanes cannot miss, with an eagle-eyed sharpness that never dissolves into hagiography or gossip.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813032092
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: University Press of Florida
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Rudi van Dantzig
Rudi van Dantzig is one of the leading European choreographers of his generation and was director of the Dutch National Ballet from 1971 to 1991. He is the author of several novels and has received countless awards for his choreography.
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