NUREYEV - AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY WITH PICTURES BY ALEXANDER BLAND
Publisher : Volchebnaya Fleita, Agraf Mosk Publication date : 1998 Available in : Russian Comments : First book on Nureyev written by Alexander Bland from interviews with the dancer. Photographs of the dancer’s beginnings in the West. Includes Nureyev's anecdotes concerning his childhood, his discovery of the world of dance at Ufa, his early beginnings in the theatre, his years spent studying at the Vaganova Institute in Leningrad, his initial successes at the Kirov, his arrival in Paris and his early life in the West.
A precious and historical document, and the only one by Nureyev himself. Includes photos of the dancer’s beginnings in the West.