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Nureyev The Life

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ISBN-10: 0375704728

ISBN-13: 9780375704727

Edition: N/A

Authors: Julie Kavanagh

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Rudolf Nureyev had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage. WithNureyev: The Life,Julie Kavanagh shows how his intense drive and passion for dance propelled him from a poor, Tatar-peasant background to the most sophisticated circles of London, Paris, and New York. His dramatic defection to the West in l961 created a Cold War crisis and made him an instant celebrity, but this was just the beginning. Nureyev spent the rest of his life breaking barriers: reinventing male technique, “crashing the gates” of modern dance, iconoclastically updating the most hallowed classics,…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Robert Burton (1577 ndash; 1640) was an English scholar and vicar at Oxford University , best known for writing The Anatomy of Melancholy.Julie Kavanagh trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School , and is the author of Secret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton. She has worked as ballet critic of The Spectator ; Arts Editor of Harpers & Queen; and London Editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She is married to the ex-Royal Ballet dancer, now dance film maker, Ross MacGibbon, and has two sons .