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20th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyevs death

20th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyevs death

“I am really alive when I am on stage”. 20th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyevs death

20th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyevs death.
Born on March 17, 1938, on a Trans-Siberian train near Siberian city Irkutsk, Rudolf Nureyev burst into art as a nomad conqueror – a wild, dangerous, and insatiable. Tatar beggar boy and an American millionaire, the idol of women and homosexuals, and one of the first victims of AIDS, he easily combined the genius and evil. “You live as long as you dance” was Rudolf Nureyev’s mantra. He didn’t recognize national boundaries, public morality, affection, decency, sought the maximum freedom at any cost, overcoming all the prohibitions. He was buried 20 years ago at the Russian cemetery Saint-Genevieve-des-Bois – the same place where there are graves of Bunin, Merezhkovsky, Gippius, Tarkovsky. Nureyev was lying in a coffin in a frock coat and a turban. Nureyev was a Muslim, but shortly before his death he came to Orthodoxy. He always considered himself a citizen of the world, free of all restrictions.

Nureyev in his dressing room

Nureyev in his dressing room

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nureyev’s death, and the remarkable art and career of this legendary performer, the de Young Museum will present more than 70 costumes from ballets danced by the master – Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Manfred among them, as well as a selection of photographs, videos, and ephemera that chronicles his illustrious life.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nureyev’s death, and the remarkable art and career of this legendary performer, the de Young Museum will present more than 70 costumes from ballets danced by the master – Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Manfred among them, as well as a selection of photographs, videos, and ephemera that chronicles his illustrious life.

Costumes by Nicholas Giorgiadis for Rudolf Nureyev:

Nureyev’s tomb in Saint-Geneviève-des-Bois. 20th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyevs death

Sketches of the carpet were made by Enzo Frigerio, which repeated one of Nureyev’s favorite collection of Oriental carpets. The visual effect of fabric texture was achieved with a special mosaic technique.
Meanwhile, ignorant tourists often ask if the carpet gets wet in the rain, and how often it is changed. Visitors to the cemetery touch the mosaic carpet, only to reveal visual illusion. But how would those who did not take the tomb-carpet grave of Rudolf Nureyev’s definitely one of a kind, decent memory and a great ballet controversial genius.

20th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyevs death

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