I Am a Dancer (1972)

Genres - Dance  |   Sub-Genres - Ballet, Biography  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Britain's Bryan Forbes and France's Pierre Jourdan collaborated on the direction of the feature-length documentary I Am a Dancer. Rudolph Nureyev, the celebrated Russian ballet star who defected to the West in 1961, is the subject of the film. Seldom sitting still long enough to be interviewed for the camera, Nureyev prefers to let his dancing do his "talking." Forbes and Jourdan follow Nureyev from rehearsal hall to performance, alone and with his equally famous partner Margot Fonteyn. Originally produced for British television, I Am a Dancer was released theatrically in the US.

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ballet-dance, behind-the-scenes, defector, film-clips, rehearsal, Russian [nationality]