• Short Summary

    NUREYEV DRESSING ROOM NARRATION
    Where does Nureyev feel most at home?
    NUREYEVE DRESSING ROOM SOF
    "On the stage...."
    CURTAIN?

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    NUREYEV DRESSING ROOM NARRATION
    Where does Nureyev feel most at home?
    NUREYEVE DRESSING ROOM SOF
    "On the stage...."
    CURTAIN CALLS NUREYEV SOF
    "It is a great fortune to be on stage; life of a dancer passes so fast ... hate to lose opportunity."
    MERLE PARK AT A ???
    ???
    ??? BACKSTONE NARRATION audience-draw in dance...like the rest of show business...calls for star quality, presence and there is certainly none more alluring than miss park's frequent partner at the Royal Ballet, Rudolph Nureyev. Nureyev has been hailed as a savior of sorts and the catalyst of western dance.

    BACKSTAGE NARRATION
    But there have been some brickbats tucked among all those accolades.

    BACKSTAGE NARRATION
    He's a poseur who draws all the attention to himself and away from the company.

    So, is it the dancer or the dance?
    NUREYEV DRESSING ROOM SOF SUFORE RUDOLPH NUREYEV:
    re:ballet companies need stars; this doesn't hurt the company if it is strong enough....attacked for destroying Royal Ballet, but it got much better, men better, repertoire.

    NARRATION
    TAYLOR DANCERS TAKING OFF WARMERS, ON STAGE, LISA BRADLEY, LYNDA YOURTH FOR THIS LIMITED RUN NUREYEV DID HIS OWN CASTING. IT IS NUREYEV AND
    and some very talented friends all right but Nureyev himself performs in each of the four works on the bill...whether he is leaping around the stage alone or Apollo court by muses here performed by Miss. Park, Lisa Bradley and Lynda Yourth...there are stars then there is Nureyev. The more refined critics may call it charisma but by any other name it is still the raw animal appeal as much as the spectacular virtuosity which first dazzled the West after his defection in 1961. The Russians called it dangerous individualism.

    He partnered Dame Margot Fonteyn back into the spotlight and kept her there for a decade. She was a woman already in point shoes when Nureyev was only three.

    APOLLO PERFORMANCE
    Trained in the classics, NUREYEV set about re-mounting the classics to feature men in the prominent ROLES...Now a novel idea to the Russian and French choreographers who had built these ballets around women.

    Now, in the recent words of one critics, NUREYEV no longer seems especially Russian....but rather a man from no-where with an erased past and a completely restored life. And what does he think about that?
    NUREYEV DRESSING ROOM SOF
    "I agree; dance doesn't really have local colour; it's universal"
    those interviewed in piece are: (in order)
    Louis Falco (on camera, then voice-over)
    Merle Park (voice-over)
    Rudolf Nureyev (on camera, voice-over, on camera.... on camera, voice-over)
    PAUL TAYLOR DANCERS AT BARRE
    Ten years ago, talented young dancers like these didn't get around much. Now, as members of the Paul Taylor dance company, their season includes a stint on broadway, globe-trotting tours, and a special engagement at the uris theatre. It is called "Nureyev and Friends" and features a brace of dancers who represent the best around. Dancing together, they are a pretty good example of how dance has changed along with the people who come to see it. Gone are the days when ballet was the exclusive province of ladies with lorgnettes and snoring husbands or the snobbish zealots of the avant-garde. Because along came dancers and choreographers like Taylor and Louis Falco...building a modern dance out of classic technique and the old classifications just fell apart.

    LOUIS FALCO SOF
    re: "modern dance happening in lofts off-broadway...the excitement" FALCO AT THE BARRE NARRATION
    The theatre may be languishing, left to feed off British imports, the nostalgia wave and neil Simon, but dance is flourishing.

    FALCO AT THE BARRE SOF SUPER: VOICE OF LOUIS FALCO
    re: "as artists, growing audiences grow; youngest of the arts; only natural that not Taylor performing on Broadway...us at Alice Tully Hall." MERLE PARK AT BARRE -- NARRATION
    Dance today is not only new works danced by (the so-called) modern dancers but also by dancers like Merle Park, the reigning prima ballerina of Britain's celebrated Royal Ballet. :26 MERLE PARK AT BARRE SOF VOICE OF MERLE PARK:
    re: "n.y.c. as centre of ballet world"

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6C996UV9IRFS9SXMFAUHG1B57
    Media URN:
    VLVA6C996UV9IRFS9SXMFAUHG1B57
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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