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Television: Nureyev, The russian Years


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Thanks for posting that! I'll have to give myself a reminder somehow when we get closer to August.

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balletbum74

This topic just made my day!!! Thank you for finding this!

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Guest pink tights

The Sunday New York Times has an article on the PBS documentary "Nureyev: The Russian Years" airing this week on PBS.

 

Check local PBS listings for times.

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Thanks for the info!!!

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Did anyone happen to catch the documentary? I just finished watching it with DS and we both enjoyed it. DS especially liked seeing all the early footage of Nureyev, but also really enjoyed the way they told the story of Nureyev's defection and the ensuing drama with the KGB.

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I just watched it it was beautiful. So much footage that I had never seen before. Fabulous piece. Check out the footage of Sergeii Polunin dancing at White Lodge in one of the montages. :shrug:

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Guest pink tights

Fascinating look into the life of an extraordinary artist. I never realized he was born on a train! Loved the footage of a very young Nureyev prior to his defection.

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dance4life56

Last night I watched it and recorded it. It waws really fantastic. It told of his early life and how he came to be such an famous dancer. I would recomend this to anyone!

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We enjoyed this, although DD pretended not to be watching as it has the appearance of being educational. She was interested at the politics behind so much of his life and the defection. I felt justified as she has not believed me in the past when I saw that the arts are highly affected by politics.

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Thanks for the heads up on this show, which I know will be shown several times this week on my LPB channel. I have never seen Nureyev dance before and this documentary was fascinating. I guess I will have to look around at some of the tapes that are out on him.

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balletbooster

It was a very well done documentary! The footage was really great of his early dancing years. The story of the events surrounding his defection was quite compelling. I had no idea that it was such a spur of the moment decision. Wasn't it interesting to hear how the members of the Kirov company viewed the defection, even this many years later?

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We had a couple of hours of power outage last night. Lightning.

I caught only a bit at the end of the program. I was hoping for replays sometime.

If anybody notices a time and day in their local schedule, please share.

 

Laschwen

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