Rudolf Nureyev: The Life

Author:   Julie Kavanagh
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
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9780241986905


Pages:   800
Publication Date:   14 March 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary- he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked Rudimania across the globe; established the most rhapsodic partnership in dance history with the middle-aged Margot Fonteyn; reinvented male technique; gatecrashed modern dance; moulded new stars; and staged Russia's unknown ballet masterpieces in the West. He and his life were simply astonishing.

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Author:   Julie Kavanagh
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 3.60cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.613kg
ISBN:  

9780241986905


ISBN 10:   0241986907
Pages:   800
Publication Date:   14 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Julie Kavanagh writes with flair and abundance * The Sunday Times * The definitive study of a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be called a sacred monster * Observer * Undoubtedly the definitive biography. Rudolf Nureyev, superstar, emerges in all his terribly flawed glory * Sunday Telegraph * Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man * Mail on Sunday * A gripping account of an extraordinary life * Daily Telegraph * Magnificent, compulsively readable * Guardian *


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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.

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