Season 34, Episode 14 Nureyev: The Russian Years
First Aired: August 29, 2007
A profile of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93), focusing on his life prior to his defection from the Soviet Union in 1961 while traveling with the Kirov Ballet in France. Included: performance footage; comments from choreographer Pierre Lacotte, Cuban dance teacher Menia Martinez, and ballerinas Ninel Kurgapkina and Ghislaine Thesmar.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
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