Videos

NUREYEV AND THE JOFFREY BALLET in TRIBUTE TO NIJINSKY

Published :1980

Editor :Thirteen/WNET in association with the BBC

Recording :Thirteen/WNET in association with the BBC

Duration :79’

Production :esuch Dance Collection, Nonesuch Records, New York

Comments :

Petrouchka
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Denise Jackson, Christian Holder and Rudolf Nureyev

“Le Spectre de la Rose”
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Denise Jackson, Rudolf Nureyev

“L’Après-midi d’un faune”
Music: Claude Debussy
Choreography: Vaslav Nijinsky
Charlene Gehm, Rudolf Nureyev

With the soloists and the corps de ballet from the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.


Nureyev in Nijinsky’s three great roles. An extremely moving Petrouchka, a very handsome “Faune”, but the “Spectre” is slightly too old (1980) to conjure up the extraordinary flight of Nijinsky, but has inimitable ports de bras.