Rudolf Nureyev's artistic work

 

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LA BAYADERE, ALPHA AND OMEGA OF HIS DESTINY

Nureyev, whose name means "ray of light", was indeed this luminous beacon guiding the youngest dancers, this imperious leading light sweeping across classical and modern choreographic repertoires, this persistent flame burning and being consumed with passion for ballet.Rudolf Nureyev was first revealed to the world of ballet lovers, one May evening in 1961 at the Paris Opera.

Appearing in the role of Solor in the "Kingdom of the Shades" scene which was being performed for the first time in Western Europe, he materialized, in his haughty purity, like a young god, brilliantly combining cat-like sensuality with incredible stylistic beauty. It was on the same stage of the Palais Garnier, more than thirty years later in October 1992 that, coming full circle, he finally presented his production of La Bayadère.

Between the beginning and the end of his destiny, he lived an exemplary trajectory sought after since childhood, experiencing a dazzling rise to fame and a long sojourn amongst the stars. 

 

Rudolf Nureyev's choreographies :

 

TANCREDI
Original Choreography - Vienna 1966

LA BAYADERE - ACT III
After Marius Petipa - October, 3 1974


MANFRED
Original choreography - November, 20 1979


DON QUIXOTE
After Marius Petipa - March, 6 1981

RAYMONDA
After Marius Petipa - November, 5 1983


SWAN LAKE

After
Sergueev et Bourmeister - December, 20 1984

ROMEO AND JULIET
Original choreography - October, 19 1984

THE TEMPEST
Original choreography - March, 9 1984

BACH SUITE
With Francine Lancelot - April, 16 1984

THE NUTCRACKER
After Marius Petipa - December, 20 1985

WASHINGTON SQUARE
Original choreography - June, 25 1985

CINDERELLA
Original choreography - October, 24 1986

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
After Marius Petipa - March, 18 1989

LA BAYADERE - Full ballet
After Marius Petipa - October, 8 1992