Un danseur, Rudolf NureyevAdditional title: Rudolf Nureyev, un danseurAdditional title: Sylphide (Choreographic work : Rosen, E after Bournonville)Additional title: Marguerite and Armand (Choreographic work : Ashton)Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Hightower after Nijinska and Petipa, M)
NamesJourdan, Pierre (Conceptor)Jourdan, Pierre (Director)Jourdan, Pierre (Screenwriter)Demetriou, Evdoros (Producer)Cau, Jean, 1925- (Screenwriter)Tual, Denise, 1906- (Producer)Terzieff, Laurent (Narrator)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)Fracci, Carla (Dancer)Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Interviewee)Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Dancer)Edwards, Leslie (Dancer)Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886 (Composer)Vásáry, Tamás, 1933- (Instrumentalist)Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980 (Costume designer)Bournonville, August, 1805-1879 (Choreographer)Rosen, Elsa Marianne von, 1924- (Restager)Zaraspe, Hector (Restager)Løvenskiold, Herman Severin, 1815-1870 (Composer)Fresnay, Michel (Costume designer)Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Interviewee)Office de radiodiffusion-télévision française (Producer)Institut national de l'audiovisuel (France) (Contributor)E.M.I. Films (Presenter)
Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1970-06 - 1970-09 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsCredits for dance performances: La sylphide (excerpts) / choreography, August Bournonville, restaged by Elsa Marianne von Rosen and Hector Zaraspe; music, Herman Løvenskjold/Evdoros Demetriou, recorded by the Orchestre Lyrique of the O.R.T.F.; décor after Pierre Ciceri; costumes, Michel Fresnay; danced by Rudolf Nureyev (James), Carla Fracci (the Sylphide), Sabine Sale and corps de ballet -- Marguerite and Armand (complete) / choreography, Sir Frederick Ashton; music, Franz Liszt, played by Tamás Vásáry; costumes, Cecil Beaton; danced by Rudolf Nureyev (Armand), Margot Fonteyn (Marguerite), Michael Somes (Armand's father), Leslie Edwards (the duke), and others -- The sleeping beauty (excerpts) / production by the Ballet de l'Opéra de Marseilles; choreography, Rosella Hightower; music, Peter Tchaikovsky; scenery and costumes, Jacques Dupont; danced by Rudolf Nureyev.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 5368Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4371 RNC (former)
TopicsNureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993Dancers -- 20th century
GenresTelevision programsDocumentary filmsFilmed danceFilmed performancesMotion pictures
NotesCreation/production credits: INA ; E.M.I. Films Productions Ltd. presents a Degamo-O.R.T.F. co-production ; conceived and directed by Pierre Jourdan ; produced by Evdoros Demetriou.Content: Although the title of this film is also cited as Rudolf Nureyev, un danseur, it appears in the end credits as Un danseur, Rudolf Nureyev.Creation/production credits: Scenario, Jean Cau and Pierre Jourdan ; written by Jean Cau ; associate producer, Denise Tual ; musical direction, Evdoros Demetriou ; cinematography, Michel Kelber ; sound, Max Olivier, Jean Bareil ; editing, Catherine Henry.Performers: Narrator: Laurent Terzieff.Performers: Danced by Rudolf Nureyev, with Margot Fonteyn, Carla Fracci, and others.Performers: Interviewees: Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Sir Frederick Ashton.Venue: Filmed in summer 1970. Telecast by the O.R.T.F. on Dec. 21, 1970.Language: In French; interviews with Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, and Sir Frederick Ashton in English with French voiceover translation.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (PAL) (78 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionDocumentary on the dancer Rudolf Nureyev, including an excerpt from the ballet La sylphide and a full performance of Sir Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand. This version was created for French television and was not theatrically released. It was subsequently expanded to 90 minutes, with footage of additional ballets, and released in cinemas by E.M.I. Films in an English-language version in color, titled I am a dancer (see *MGZIA 4-2631 I am a dancer). This version contains more footage of Nureyev dancing in the studio, possibly in a private lesson, under the tutelage of Hector Zaraspe.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY04-F463NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15997193Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03ed8bb0-84cc-0134-04b1-00505686a51c
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