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November 24, 2012 | By Liesl Bradner
"You live as long as you dance" was a mantra Rudolf Nureyev practiced throughout his celebrated career. January is the 20th anniversary of the great Russian dancer's death at age 54, and the De Young Museum in San Francisco is marking that with the chance to study and contemplate the life and legacy of one of ballet's biggest pop stars in "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance. " The exhibition features photographs, videos and other ephemera, but the stars of the show are 70 exquisite costumes from the ballets Nureyev danced in and choreographed, including "Swan Lake," "The Nutcracker" and "Romeo and Juliet.
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November 24, 2012 | By Liesl Bradner
"You live as long as you dance" was a mantra Rudolf Nureyev practiced throughout his celebrated career. January is the 20th anniversary of the great Russian dancer's death at age 54, and the De Young Museum in San Francisco is marking that with the chance to study and contemplate the life and legacy of one of ballet's biggest pop stars in "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance. " The exhibition features photographs, videos and other ephemera, but the stars of the show are 70 exquisite costumes from the ballets Nureyev danced in and choreographed, including "Swan Lake," "The Nutcracker" and "Romeo and Juliet.
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November 26, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN
Rudolf Nureyev, who has been called one of the greatest dancers of the 20th Century, has made many celebrated leaps in the course of his ballet career. With his defection from Russia in 1961, he took a dramatic leap to freedom and into the world spotlight. The 51-year-old Tartar has been making headlines ever since, and if the press is not always kind, the public keeps going to see him. Now, he's made another leap--into musical theater for the first time.
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August 19, 2007 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Rudolf NUREYEV lied about his life so often, to so many people, that any responsible biographer or documentarian must virtually cross-examine every living source to separate his extravagant fictions from bottom-line certainties. Nureyev liked to say that when he was a child, his father beat him, but he also said that this same abusive parent bought him an accordion -- both assertions untrue and only the earliest deceptions in his complex and often contradictory life story.
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June 22, 2001
"Great Performances" (9 p.m. KCET) presents a digitally remastered version of "Don Quixote," the 1972 ballet film with Rudolf Nureyev as the barber Basilio. "Quixote," which marked Nureyev's debut as a film director, was shot in 25 days in Melbourne, Australia. SPORTS In baseball, the Dodgers visit the Padres (7 p.m. Fox Sports Net 2), while the Angels try to make up ground against Seattle (7 p.m. KCAL).
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May 6, 1986 | From Reuters
The Soviet Union tried but failed to persuade Turkey not to allow a performance in Istanbul this week by Soviet-born ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said today. Nureyev is directing and playing the male lead in an Istanbul State Opera and Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty," which opened on Sunday. Moscow opposed Nureyev's participation because he is a defector.
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March 12, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Nureyev Tribute: A tribute to Rudolf Nureyev, who died of complications of AIDS in January, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday--the late dancer's birthday--at the Ballet Ecarte Studio in Culver City. The event will include a display of photos and memorabilia on loan from Britain's Royal Opera House and Russia's Kirov Ballet, a video compilation of Nureyev's career highlights and a performance of classical Russian ballet by Ballet Ecarte members.
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July 10, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Nureyev the Conductor: Legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev makes his West Coast conducting debut July 17, leading the UC San Francisco Orchestra at the Masonic Auditorium in Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 and portions of Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet." Nureyev, who has been conducting in Europe for more than a year, made his U.S. debut with the American Ballet Theatre in May. The concert proceeds will benefit the orchestra, and research in the UCSF Department of Urology.
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November 2, 1989 | From Times wire services
Rudolf Nureyev will meet the head of the Paris Opera Ballet later this month, raising hopes that the dancer-director's contract dispute with the company might eventually be settled, an opera spokesman said today. The 51-year-old Soviet defector, who is insisting on new terms, agreed to meet French Opera Chairman Pierre Berge at the end of November. Nureyev has directed the ballet since 1983.
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February 2, 2003 | William Wallace, Special to The Times
It can be a combustible business when writers play with the public's memory of a superstar. Think Albert Goldman and Elvis. All the more perilous if the writer is a novelist who appropriates the name of the figure but little else beyond the bare bones of biography, creating instead a story of almost pure imagination.
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June 22, 2001
"Great Performances" (9 p.m. KCET) presents a digitally remastered version of "Don Quixote," the 1972 ballet film with Rudolf Nureyev as the barber Basilio. "Quixote," which marked Nureyev's debut as a film director, was shot in 25 days in Melbourne, Australia. SPORTS In baseball, the Dodgers visit the Padres (7 p.m. Fox Sports Net 2), while the Angels try to make up ground against Seattle (7 p.m. KCAL).
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May 8, 2001 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the Salle Nureyev at the Palais Garnier on a recent afternoon, the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, dressed down in sweats and T-shirts, their faces bare and their tutus in the closet, rehearse scenes from Rudolf Nureyev's "La Bayadere" for their upcoming West Coast tour.
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July 2, 2000
Lewis Segal's ill-concealed animus toward Rudolf Nureyev was obvious again in his June 11 article ("Reclaiming the Glory That Was Nureyev"). If, as Segal claimed, past dancers like Dolin, Youskevitch, Somes and Bruhn were "male heartthrobs" before Nureyev, the palpitations were limited to that era's small circle of ballet fans. No male dancer has ever been the mass-media, trend-setting, universally known star that Nureyev was. While Segal picks at Nureyev's "hunched shoulders," I recall some of the above quartet's knobby knees, archless feet and disappointing performance.
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September 12, 1999 | MICHAEL DOBBS, WASHINGTON POST
Rudolf Nureyev a Soviet spy? Such a notion seems incredible to friends and admirers of the legendary ballet dancer, known for his rebellious nature, who was denounced by the Kremlin as a traitor after his 1961 defection. But the FBI took it seriously enough in 1964 to open an espionage investigation into Nureyev, according to recently declassified documents. Nureyev biographer Diane Solway describes the investigation as a "Keystone Kops affair" that says more about the FBI of J.
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November 16, 1998 | JONATHAN LEVI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
NUREYEV: His Life by Diane Solway William Morrow $27.50, 625 pages * Nureyev. There are very few names--Heifetz, Picasso, perhaps--that conjure so immediately not just a body of work but an entire art. "Star" does not begin to describe the position Rudolf Nureyev held in the intersecting universes of ballet, politics and sex during the '60s, '70s and even into the '80s. And yet he was a latecomer to dance, a political naive.
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June 27, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
DANCE Legacy Left Intact: Rudolf Nureyev was of sound mind when he left $7 million to a Chicago-based dance foundation bearing his name, a New York judge ruled, rejecting efforts by the dancer's relatives to get the money. "Rudolf Nureyev was . . . not a person who could be manipulated or unduly influenced, and this remained true even near the end," the judge ruled Thursday. Nureyev's family had alleged that a Chicago lawyer persuaded a sick and confused Nureyev in 1992 to use his U.S.
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February 19, 1995 | Martin Bernheimer, Martin Bernheimer is The Times' music and dance critic
The dark legend lives. It lives with the remarkably vital ghost of Rudolf Nureyev. Two years have passed since the world's most famous and most flamboyant danseur lost his secret battle with AIDS at the age of 54. Now, the carefully manicured Nureyev image is cracking, after its fashion. At the same time, the Nureyev legend is growing. Nureyev could be no mere mortal. That wasn't his style. Admirers weren't allowed to think of him in such prosaic terms. He insisted on being bigger than life.
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