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This review is from: Nureyev (DVD)This is a reissue of Patricia Foy's 1991 documentary NUREYEV previously released on another label with the same title. Check out the other labels NUREYEV for excellent video reviews.
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Initial post: Apr 9, 2013 1:04:04 AM PDT
Anisette of Melbourne says:
Am I suppose to know what's in Patricia Foy's documentary? What I am keen to know is what is in this dvd; some information to entice me to buy it. It's a brief comment for those already in the know. Not enough for me.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2013 5:22:39 PM PDT
I provided this information so that the consumer does not duplicate a purchase of the same DVD. Here is an excerpt of a review from the original issue of this documentary: "For someone who not only enjoys watching great dancers perform, but who also appreciates a good biography, I was impressed by every minute of this DVD documentary. Whether or not you're a dance fanatic, you're bound to be amazed by the life, contribution and influence of one of ballet's greatest masters.
The story told in these 90 minutes has everything: photos of Rudolph as a boy, amazing archival film footage from his early dance training, very good video recordings of 60's and 70's dance performances, and interviews with Nureyev and his sister, teachers, mentors and celebrated dance partners. I would have preferred that the Russian speech had been complemented with subtitles instead of being talked over by English translators, but that's a minor criticism that I could overlook since each of those interviewed was rather captivating. Overall, the presentation is fairly balanced between dialogue and dance, revealing many different perspectives on Nureyev's life. Also, I was very pleased to see a few of the short repertory performances shown in their entirety. Nureyev's incredible talent on the dance floor is clearly evident, you'll see. The more recent footage of Nureyev in his home studio warming up his worn-out body is at once both amazing and sad. He really did intend to perform until he died.
Even though there's almost nothing in the way of special DVD features, this disc doesn't need them. The story, dancing and production are all superb. I'll be watching this many more times to come."
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