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Nureyev: As Dancer, As Choreographer DVD

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Rudolf Nureyev (1939-1993) This 3-disc set of three ballets is released in celebration of the life and career of Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev. He achieved rock star status in the West, during which time he danced in his own extraordinary version of Don Quixote. As a choreographer, principally for the Paris Opera Ballet, he produced many stunning ballets, including the exotic ballet La Bayadère and this passionate Romeo & Juliet.

As a dancer: Don Quixote - Rudolf Nureyev's 35mm film version of Don Quixote, recorded in 1972 with Australian Ballet, in a gigantic aircraft hangar. Digitally remastered and restored to its former glory. Dancers: Rudolf Nureyev, Robert Helpmann, Lucette Aldous.
State Orchestra of Victoria
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Year: 1972
Picture: 4:3
Sound: Dolby 2.0 Stereo / 5.1 Surround
Region code: 2-5 (Cannot be played in the USA)
Format: NTSC
Duration: 127 mins 

As a choreographer : La Bayadère - Exotic and mysterious India serves of the backdrop to this story of doomed love between Solor and bayadère, Nikiya, this production was recorded at the Palais Garnier in Paris. Dancers: Isabelle Guérin, Laurent Hilaire, Elisabeth Platel.
Orchestre Collon
Conductor: Michel Quéval
Year: 1994
Picture: 4:3
Sound: L-PCM Stereo
Region code: 2-5 (Cannot be played in the USA)
Format: PAL (please check your DVD player is PAL compatible)
Duration: 134 mins


As a choreographer: Romeo & Juliet - This passionate and visually stunning version of the classic ballet Romeo & Juliet was recorded at the Opéra Bastille. Dancers: Manuel Legris, Monique Loudières, Charles Jude.
Orchestre de l'Opera National de Paris
Conductor: Vello Pähn
Year: 1995
Picture: 4:3
Sound: Dolby 2.0 Stereo / 5.1 Surround
Region code: 2-5 (Cannot be played in the USA)
Format: PAL (please check your DVD player is PAL compatible)