June 3, 1988 |
Rudolf Nureyev will appear in two performances of "Cinderella" during the Paris Opera Ballet's June 14-19 engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Nureyev, artistic director of the company, will dance the role of the Producer at 8 p.m. June 14 and at 2 p.m. June 19. Nureyev has placed the action in 1930s Hollywood: The prince is now a leading man in search of a new leading lady, and the fairy godmother is a producer-director intent on creating a star.
January 16, 1993 |
Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev had the AIDS virus and had known it since November, 1984, his doctor confirmed Friday. "I make this announcement today because it is not a shameful illness," Dr. Michel Canesi said. A medical bulletin released by the doctor when Nureyev died Jan. 6 said only that the dancer and choreographer had died of "a cardiac complication following a cruel illness."
November 22, 1989 |
After months of rumor and speculation, l'affaire Nureyev has come to a resolution--at least for the moment. After a meeting Tuesday afternoon, Rudolf Nureyev and Pierre Berge, president of the Paris Opera, announced jointly that the ballet superstar would step down as director of dance for the Paris Opera Ballet. Nureyev will assume the post of first choreographer, which has been created especially for him.
November 21, 1989 |
A 14-month battle between Rudolf Nureyev and the president of the Paris Opera Ballet ended today when the Soviet-born dancer resigned as dance director of the company he helped bring to prominence. A statement issued after a meeting between Nureyev and ballet President Pierre Berge said the two "decided mutually that Nureyev should step down as dance director." The break, however, sounded more like a separation than divorce.
November 13, 1987 |
Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev said today he has been cleared to return to the Soviet Union for the first time since his 1961 defection so he can pay a brief visit to his mother. Nureyev was granted a 48-hour visa after intervention by French Culture Minister Francois Leotard, and an official from Leotard's Cabinet will accompany him, officials said.
June 4, 1987 |
The Paris Opera Ballet will make its West Coast debut in June, 1988, at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The company, directed by Rudolf Nureyev, will appear June 14-19 as part of the center-sponsored "Classic Dance Series," center officials announced Wednesday. The series will also include American Ballet Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet and National Ballet of Canada.
June 27, 1998 |
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.
September 16, 1989 |
Rudolf Nureyev in "The King and I"? It doesn't sound impossible. But the new touring production (scheduled for Southern California in December) didn't fare too well last week at the Wang Center in Boston. Kevin Kelley of the Boston Globe said that although Nureyev had been the premiere dancer of his time, no one who had seen his movies--or this production--"would sensibly claim the man can act."
January 13, 1993 |
Relatives, close friends and generations of dancers tossed worn ballet slippers and white roses into the open grave of Rudolf Nureyev as the ballet superstar was buried Tuesday at a Russian Orthodox cemetery. Nureyev, 54, who died last Wednesday of a wasting disease widely believed to be AIDS, was laid to rest in Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois outside Paris, final resting place of more than 7,000 exiled Russians. A service was held simultaneously in St.
March 27, 1986 |
Choreographer Maurice Bejart has accused Rudolf Nureyev, dance director of the Paris Opera, of lying, blaming him for the decline of France's dance tradition and demanding that he give up his job. Bejart, currently presenting an evening of three new ballets as guest choreographer at the Paris Opera, made the accusations on French television. "I am asking that an intruder get out. Au revoir , Mr. Nureyev," said Bejart at the end of a long statement.