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The Dick Cavett show. [Rudolf Nureyev]

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The Dick Cavett show. [Rudolf Nureyev]
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Cavett, Dick (Interviewer)
Daphne Productions (Contributor)
ABC Television Network (Contributor)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1974-11-28
Place: U.S
Publisher: ABC-TV
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5365
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4035 RNC (former)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991
Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950
Panov, Valery, 1938-
Astaire, Fred
Graham, Martha
Dancers -- 20th century
Television programs
Television interviews
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Daphne Productions, Inc.
Performers: Guest: Rudolf Nureyev. Host: Dick Cavett.
Venue: Recorded in May 1974. Telecast by ABC-TV on November 28, 1974.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (NTSC) (90 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
In an interview recorded after a Royal Ballet performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in May 1974, Rudolf Nureyev responds to Dick Cavett's questions on a variety of subjects. Some topics include: his partnership with Margot Fonteyn ; his impressions of Vaslav Nijinsky ; how to appreciate ballet ; the political and artistic dilemma of Valery Panov ; capturing dance on film ; the popularity of dance in the U.S. ; the physical demands of dancing. He is seen dancing with Fonteyn in the balcony and bedroom scenes from the 1966 film of Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet. Asking for his comments, Cavett shows him film clips of different types of American dance (Fred Astaire in Let's dance, 1950 ; Martha Graham in Appalachian spring, filmed in 1959 ; Agnes de Mille's choreography for the film of Oklahoma!, 1955). Nureyev is particularly eloquent in his admiration for Astaire, and expresses a wish to work with Graham, although he acknowledges the difficulties of mastering her technique. The program closes with footage of a dress rehearsal of The sleeping beauty, danced by Nureyev with the National Ballet of Canada. Includes commercials.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14866720
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): baf5f310-84ca-0134-b669-00505686a51c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1974: Issued
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Dick Cavett show. [Rudolf Nureyev]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974-11-28.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Dick Cavett show. [Rudolf Nureyev]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 2, 2020.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1974-11-28). The Dick Cavett show. [Rudolf Nureyev] Retrieved from

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The Dick Cavett show. [Rudolf Nureyev]