PERSONAL BELONGINGS OF RUDOLF NUREYEV AND HIS IMMEDIATE CIRCLE
Stage costumes, photographs, albums and a medal.
Of particular historical value are the unique videotapes of Rudolf Nureyev, among them private recordings made with a group of friends during a visit to the USA and his last appearance on stage
Rudolf Nureyev, the greatest ballet dancer of his times, a Soviet «escapee», a legendary personality.

He continued to perform until the very end. At his last premiere of the ballet La Bayadère at the Paris Grand Opera, where he was choreographer, Nureyev was awarded the Ordre Commendatore des Arts et des Lettres, the highest French award for his contribution to culture. When he struggled to get up on stage, everyone knew it was his farewell. A never ending applause followed.

Stage costume for the ballet ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with participation of Rudolf Nureyev

Lace, gold embroidery, beads, faux pearls, satin, button and hook fastener.
The costume consists of a long embroidered skirt of white and gold lace; top with long sleeves - lanternets decorated with gold petals with artificial pearls centre; bib embroidered with gold flowers and beads; back clasp with buttons and hooks with ivory coloured satin lining

BLACK VELVET BOLERO, PRESU

MABLY BELONGING TO RUDOLF NUREYEV

Velour, embroidery with gold and black threads, rhinestones, glass beads, black and gilded beads.
Decorated with botte patterns embroidered with
black and gold pearls, gold threads and rhi nestones, hook-and-bar closure.

VIDEO ARCHIVE, 16 VIDEOS:

1) Recordings of rehearsals of Rudi van Dantzig’s ballet ‘Sans Armes, Citoyens!’ and George Balanchine’s ‘Symphony in
Three Movements’, January 16, 1987.
Filming a documentary about Rudolf Nureyev and La Scala (10 min.), in Italian. Interviews with Nureyev and the dancers from the same documentary, excerpts from numerous ballets, including ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (71 min.).

2) Two videotapes of a vacation in the United States, Woodburn (Washington), dated July 20, 1986.
With his friend Maude Gosling and a company of her friends, including dancer Charles Jude. A visit of a 19th century house that Nureyev planned to buy, trips in the forest on ATVs, hiking, parties, dinner at Woodburn and discussion of an opera performance, costume choices, Nureyev’s offer not to dance, friendly debates about ballet in the United States and in France. Numerous performances by Nureyev. Also included a cassette and DVD of the ballets ‘The Phantom of the Rose’ and ‘Afternoon Recreation of a Faun’, dated July 18, 1982 (28 min. 13 sec.).

3) Five videotapes of the Paris Opera dancers’ Christmas party at the Opéra Garnier in December 1987.
Preparations for ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet, the arrival of the audience, ‘Electra’ gala concert, sponsored by the National Dance
Center, in the presence of Madame Bernadette Chirac and Monsieur Christian Lacroix.
Two videotapes from a gala evening of ‘Traviata’ organized on February 3, 1987, at the Opéra Garnier as a part of the Paris
Opera’s ballet tour.
VHS videotape: evening at the Opéra Garnier, December 11, 1987, appearance of Rudolf Nureyev in the company of two
dancers, including Charles Judah, during the final performance of the ballet ‘The Nutcracker’.

4) An unpublished recording that reveals the backstage of the Opera Garnier on the day of the premiere of the ballet ‘La Bayadère’ on October 8, 1992, shortly before Rudolf Nureyev was awarded the Commander’s Order of Arts and Letters. The order was presented by Jacques Lang.
Voice-over narration and commentary by Duce François accompany a visit to the costume-making workshops, the final revisions before the performance, and the preparation of the sets. Marina de Brantes and other representatives of the Paris Opera greet the audience, including Madame Bernadette Chirac, before the show. Backstage before and after the curtain rises and a dinner at the Garnier in honor of Nureyev, surrounded by friends, Paris Opera dancers.

Also included a VHS cassette presented to Rudolph Nureyev, a documentary about the life of the Paris orchestra from April 24, 1991. Nureyev led the orchestra in 1990-1992s. The ballet «La Bayadère» at the Palais Garnier on October 8, 1992 was Rudolph Nureyev’s last appearance on stage.
TWO PHOTO ALBUMS:

1) photo album, 1976-1978
Meeting with Rostropovich (December 1976), evening at the Coliseum Theater in London (January 1977), summer in Brittany with friends including Jimmy Douglas and Ahmed Meres (1977), in Villefranche-sur-Mer with Charles Jude and David Niven (1977), Rudolf Nureyev dancing ‘Valentino’ (October 3, 1978) in London, Ball of Legends performed by Lulu and Tade Klossowski at the Palace (April 12, 1978).

2) photo album, 1985
Rudolf Nureyev’s season in London, 1985.

PHOTOGRAPHS WITH RUDOLF NUREYEV

TEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF ONE PERFORMANCE.
THREE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHS OF RUDOLF NUREYEV. INCLUDING TWO PHOTOGRAPHS SIGNED BY R. NUREYEV.

22 PHOTOGRAPHS OF RUDOLF NUREYEV AND HIS ENTOURAGE.
THREE PROGRAMS OF THE MARIINSKY THEATER IN ST. PETERSBURG; including a ballet libretto in Russian, as well as a note by David Leonard for Rudolf Nureyev.

Four Magazines (including Newsweek with Nureyev on coverp age ‘Aids and the Arts’ - January 18, 2003
Notes in red ink. 4 pages; Article in French “Le Ballet du Theatre Kirov de Leningrad. 8 pages; Postcard to R. Nureyev. 22x16 cm;
Postcard Einladung; One photo and 5 pages of Documents in French;
Collection of photos, postcards, articles: one letter to Nureyev from colleagues; one letter from John Dexter (Metropolitan Opera Association), jone letter to Nureyev from National Ballet of Canada; one passport copy of R. Nureyev; Letter to Nureyev from Baricz G. 1 December 1978;
Article “Nureyev pays tribute to Diaghilev” by Moira Hogson. 7 pages, plus letter to
Nureyev; Newspaper pages with R. Nureyev photos in German Letter to Nureyev in English (Xmas Day) Rudi about publishing of a book; Letter from John Gabriei (The world of art); Magazine page with Ad; Article print out in French. 9 pages; Diploma for R. Nureyev in Spanish. 1976; Photo album. Gift from fans to R. Nureyev

Two posters of Rudolf Nureyev’s ballet «Don Juan».
Black and white glossy print, no frame. 57.5x37 cm.
Poster of Rudolf Nureyev in the ballet «The King and I».
Full color printing, cardboard, gold colored wood frame, red velour frame. 52x37 cm.
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