Providing a unique glimpse into Nureyev’s personality, preparation and technique, the documentary includes excerpts from his performances in the classical ballets La Sylphide with Carla Fracci, and The Sleeping Beauty with Lynn Seymour; in addition to sequences from the modern ballet Field Figures with Deanne Bergsma, and Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand with his long-time partner Margot Fonteyn.
Film Movement has taken a most welcome leap by releasing this Golden Globe Nominee for Best Documentary Film Features on Blu-ray for the first time in North America.
- Terese Capucilli on Nureyev and Fonteyn
- Skylar Brandt on I Am a Dancer
- 16-page booklet with new essay by arts critic Kenji Fujishima