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THE COMPLETE BELL TELEPHONE HOUR PERFORMANCES

Published :2000

Editor :VAI (Video Artists Inter.)

Recording :VAI (Video Artists Inter.)

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The Flower Festival in Genzano, Pas de Deux (19th January 1962)
Music: Helsted & Paulli
Choreography: Erik Bruhn after Bournonville
Maria Tallchief, Rudolf Nureyev

“Le Corsaire”, Pas de Deux (24th September 1962)
Music: Drigo, Choreography: Nureyev after Petipa
Lupe Serrano, Rudolf Nureyev

Diane and Acteon, Pas de Deux from “La Esmeralda” (24th March 1964)
Music: Drigo,
Choreography: Nureyev after Petipa
Svetlana Beriosova, Rudolf Nureyev

The Black Swan, Pas de Deux from “Swan Lake” (8th October 1963)
Music: Tchaïkovsky,
Choreography: Nureyev after Petipa
(black and white)

and four Pas de Deux danced by Erik Bruhn with Sonia Arova, Maria Tallchief and Carla Fracci.


These televised records from 1962 and 1963 which show the beginnings of Nureyev on American television, are of great interest.

These four Pas de Deux demonstrate the brilliant technique of the Russian school, and the dancer’s first foray into Bournonville’s style.

On the initiative of Ernie Gilbert from VAI and with the help of Wallace Potts, film archivist for the Nureyev Foundation, it has been possible to publish these televised records from 1962 and 1963 which are the very first beginnings of Nureyev on American television. These four Pas de Deux demonstrate the brilliant technique of the Russian school, and the dancer’s first foray into Bournonville’s style.