12.10.12

Una clase con Nureyev


Combining scenes of ballet barre work with segments of four ballets, this video is different from the usual performance video. Particular barre exercises (specifically rond de jambe en l'air and developpe) are demonstrated, then exploited in the ballets so the viewer can see how what the dancer does in class translates into the actual performance.

Dressing room scenes show the concentration required of the dancer off stage as well as on.

FIELD FIGURES, a modern work by choreographer Glen Tetley, includes Tetley working with the dancers in the rehearsal hall, revealing the relationship between choreographers and dancers. In addition to amazing performances by Rudolf Nureyev, Carla Fracci, Margot Fonteyn, and Deanne Bergsma, this video gives a more complete picture of a dancer's dedication.


Рудольф Нуреев. Д/ф "Я - танцор"