The Nureyev Movement

The Nureyev Movement

Red Boots
On June 16, 1961 Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West, seeking asylum in France. Less than a year later he was the most famous male dancer in the western world. Even before his defection, he was a star in his own country, Russia. He was from the very beginning a gifted, talented, unique, flamboyant, charismatic figure, who became indisputably amongst the greatest ballet dancers ever. Far beyond his powerful presence, within his aggressiveness and his capricious outbursts, he was hungry and curious for everything he could possible experience; dancing, lovers, travels, other forms of art. Under a naked eye, stripped to the bottom of his hunger, he was simply a disciple of movement. So, long before the political intrigues of his times, a time of the Cold War between Russia…
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