Remembering Nureyev: The Trail of a Comet

Remembering Nureyev The Trail of a Comet Famously volatile fickle in his passions for people but with astonishing charisma onstage and off Rudolf Nureyev is regarded as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the twentieth century In

  • Title: Remembering Nureyev: The Trail of a Comet
  • Author: Rudi van Dantzig Katie de Haan
  • ISBN: 9780813032092
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Famously volatile, fickle in his passions for people, but with astonishing charisma onstage and off, Rudolf Nureyev is regarded as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the twentieth century In 1968, Nureyev approached Rudi van Dantzig for permission to dance in one of van Dantzig s ballets So began a close friendship and artistic collaboration that lasted until NurFamously volatile, fickle in his passions for people, but with astonishing charisma onstage and off, Rudolf Nureyev is regarded as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the twentieth century In 1968, Nureyev approached Rudi van Dantzig for permission to dance in one of van Dantzig s ballets So began a close friendship and artistic collaboration that lasted until Nureyev s death in 1993 This searing memoir is an uncompromising look at artists in relationship The passion for dance that drove both men created a bond that was constantly strained by Nureyev s outrageous lifestyle and van Dantzig s uncompromising idea of how his work should be portrayed Worlds apart in temperament, van Dantzig s demands for high caliber performances led to the eventual firing of Nureyev as the dancer s prowess waned This is a book balletomanes cannot miss, with an eagle eyed sharpness that never dissolves into hagiography or gossip.

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    About “Rudi van Dantzig Katie de Haan

    • Rudi van Dantzig Katie de Haan

      Rudi van Dantzig Amsterdam, August 4, 1933 , is a Dutch choreographer, ballet dancer and writer Since 1965 he is co artistic leader of Het Nationale Ballet Amsterdam, The Netherlands After Sonia Gaskell left in 1969 and his other colleague left in 1971, he was the only artistic leader, till 1991.In 1986 he wrote an autobiographical novel, Voor een verloren soldaat, about his love affair while a young boy with a Canadian soldier, which became a great success It was awarded several times and a film was made of it An English translation, For a Lost Soldier, was published in 1996 Van Dantzig published a biography of the Dutch artist and resistance fighter Willem Arondeus in 2003.Van Dantzig died in 2012, aged 78 from lymphoma and male breast cancer

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    • Unlike most of the books written about Rudolf Nureyev, The Trail of a Comet is not aimed to critisize or emphasize the absurd habits and attitudes of the dancer. This book was written by a friend and colleague of the ballet legend and it is a book about true friendship and true professionalism. You don't want to read this book too quickly. Like a good dish or wine, you want to savour every word and enjoy every page, observing extravagant life, sensational career and complex relationships of the [...]




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