La Passion Noureev

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La Passion Noureev
Fabrice Herrault, 2013
USA | 56 minutes

U.S. Premiere!

Director Fabrice Herrault, former Paris Opera Ballet star Isabelle Guérin, and dance historian Helene Ciolkovitch in person!

Note: This event is currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime.

From the moment of his dramatic leap to freedom at Paris' Bourget Airport in 1961, Rudolf Nureyev was embraced as a ballet idol. On the 20th anniversary of his death, Fabrice Herrault, a notable New York ballet teacher and film collector trained at the Paris Opera Ballet and the Conservatoire, has assembled an impressionistic tribute film that showcases this Byronic artist in some of his peerless early performances through archival footage, much of it previously unseen, revealing "Rudi" at the peak of his powers. As director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Noureev guided the careers or rising stars, among them Sylvie Guillem and Isabelle Guérin. Former Paris Opera Ballet star, Isabelle Guérin, will join the filmmaker and French dance historian Helene Ciolkovitch, to share memories of her mentor.

Screening with:

Oublier Le Temps. Boroka Nagy, USA, 2012; 5m
A short dance film about memory and love. Through her floating shadow, a young woman is transported between the parallels of her reality and the reality of her memories.

Lost In Motion II. Ben Shirinian, Canada, 2013; 4m
Framed on a highly stylized environment, the film lures the viewer into the world of the performer, brought to life by dancer Heather Ogden, with choreography by Guillaume Coté of the National Ballet of Canada.

Series: Dance on Camera 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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