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Omnibus. Nureyev

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Additional title: Omnibus. Nureyev talks to Lindsay Anderson
Additional title: Nureyev
Additional title: Nureyev talks to Lindsay Anderson
Additional title: Marguerite and Armand (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Field figures (Choreographic work : Tetley)
Additional title: Corsair (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)
Additional title: Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Anderson, Lindsay, 1923-1994 (Interviewer)
Dale, Margaret, 1922-2010 (Producer)
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service (Production company)

Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974-01-24
Place: United Kingdom
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6216
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4040 RNC (former)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Tancred (Choreographic work : Nureyev)
Dancers -- 20th century
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: BBC ; produced by Margaret Dale.
Citation/reference: Accompanied by data sheet.
Content: Another copy of this recording is catalogued under the title Nureyev (classmark: *MGZIC 9-161).
Performers: Interviewer: Lindsay Anderson. Interviewee: Rudolf Nureyev.
Venue: Recorded at the Royal Ballet School, London, England. Dated January 24, 1974 on accompanying data sheet ; recording on *MGZIC 9-161 is dated January 27, 1974.
Date: Copyright 1974.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (47 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Rudolf Nureyev discusses his defection, his early life and career in Russia, and the wide range of opportunities he has found in the West, allowing him to work with many choreographers and in many styles. He discusses his own choreography, beginning with Tancred (1966) in Vienna, and his attempts to give greater prominence to the male dancer. He describes the making of the film of Don Quixote, which he directed and choreographed for the Australian Ballet. This program is illustrated with performance excerpts from the films I am a dancer (Marguerite and Armand, Field figures), An evening with the Royal Ballet (male variation from Le corsaire pas de deux), and Don Quixote. Also screened are brief clips from a 1961 newsreel, an interview with Clive Barnes, a rehearsal of Rudi Van Dantzig's Monument for a dead boy, and a rehearsal of The nutcracker with Merle Park.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14958899
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f1166030-b8f5-0134-b1f4-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1974: Created
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Omnibus. Nureyev" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Omnibus. Nureyev" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 4, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1974). Omnibus. Nureyev Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Omnibus. Nureyev