Rudolf Nureyev and Maude Gosling visit ChinaAdditional title: Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)
NamesNureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)Lloyd, Maude, 1908- (Associated name)Dai, Ai-lian (Associated name)Li, Chengxiang (Associated name)Central Ballet of China (Associated name)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1985 (Inferred)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3769Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4071 RNC (former)
TopicsNureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 -- Travel -- ChinaBallet -- China
GenresDocumentary filmsFilmed danceMotion picturesFilmed performances
NotesContent: Title derived from accompanying data sheet.Venue: Filmed in Beijing, China, in September 1985.Acquisition: Gift of Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (PAL) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionUnedited footage documenting Rudolf Nureyev's visit to Beijing at the invitation of the Chinese government to stage his full-length production of Don Quixote for the Central Ballet of China. He was accompanied by his longtime friend Maude Gosling (also known as Maude Lloyd). At the beginning of this tape, he is welcomed at a reception by Madame Dai Ai-Lian on behalf of the company's director, Li Chengxiang. He is then seen watching and working with dancers in the studio on various excerpts from Don Quixote. After ca. 12 min. depicting Nureyev and his party sightseeing (including a visit to the Great Wall of China), Nureyev is seen rehearsing the company onstage. This is followed by an excerpt of Don Quixote recorded in a run-through onstage in practice clothes, from the coda of the grand pas de deux to the end of Act III. Another recording of this visit, *MGZIA 4-4072 RNC, begins with scenes of a different rehearsal, then duplicates the sightseeing and run-through footage on this tape.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY00-F857NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14934798Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 83be5170-aa23-0133-2f0e-60f81dd2b63c
Rights StatementThe copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.
Item timeline of events