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Rudolf Nureyev: Celestial Attraction

Overview

As written and directed by Sonia Paramo, this biographical documentary profiles Rudolf Nureyev, widely regarded as one of the most formidable ballet dancers in history. The program embarks on a chronological overview of Nureyev's life, beginning with his birth on the Trans-Siberian express, then moving forward in time to chronicle his meteoric ascent to celebrity, his triumphs at the Paris Opera, and even his clowning around with Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show in the late 1970s - before moving into the last ...
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Overview

As written and directed by Sonia Paramo, this biographical documentary profiles Rudolf Nureyev, widely regarded as one of the most formidable ballet dancers in history. The program embarks on a chronological overview of Nureyev's life, beginning with his birth on the Trans-Siberian express, then moving forward in time to chronicle his meteoric ascent to celebrity, his triumphs at the Paris Opera, and even his clowning around with Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show in the late 1970s - before moving into the last thirteen years of his life and his death from AIDS in 1993. In telling this story, Paramo draws from a combination of elements including archival footage, interviews, dramatic reenactments and original dance sequences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2010
  • UPC: 807280149197
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,521

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rudolf Nureyev Participant
Technical Credits
Sonia Paramo Director, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rudolf Nureyev: Celestial Attraction
1. Introduction, Origin [2:58]
2. Childhood In Ufa [5:47]
3. A Young Man In Leningrad [8:12]
4. June 1961, Defection [2:19]
5. From Rudik to Nureyev [5:33]
6. Dancing Around the World [6:57]
7. The Paris Years [7:07]
8. Rudolf, a Free Man and a Free Dancer [9:30]
9. Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev... Last Act [4:04]
10. End Credits [:47]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Rudolf Nureyev: Celestial Attraction
   Start Programme
   Select Chapter
   Languages
      English
      Français
      Deutsch
      Español
      Italiano
      [Untranslated]
   Trailers
      Raymonda
      Romeo & Juliet
      Sleeping Beauty
      La Bayadère
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