Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev is considered as the most important Russian dancer of the 20th century. This emblematic individual was born on March 17th, 1938 inside a train near Irkutsk in the province of Siberia. During his childhood, his mother encouraged him to dance in every school presentation.

His talented and charisma on the stage was pretty notable. However, his passion and love for the artistic dance emerged when his mother took him to a ballet dance presentation called "the Song of the Cranes."

A big opportunity appeared few years later, when he auditioned for the important Bolshoi Company and he was accepted. Nevertheless, Rudolf Nureyev had other aspirations and he decided to apply to Kirov Ballet schools in Leningrad. In 1950, Rudolf Nureyev was the most acclaimed dancer in the Soviet Union. That is why he was called to be the principal dancer in the most expected European Tour. Unfortunately, some behavioral problems prevented him to be part of the tour.

Nevertheless in 1961, the director of the ballet tour Konstantin Sergeyey suffered an injury and Rudolf was called to replace him on the Kiro's European tour. Definitely, the place that admired and loved their performances on the stage was Paris; the tour was a complete success. Many critics of France were enchanted of the techniques that he used during the performances.

He died in the year of 1993 of AIDS. The coffin was buried in the famous cemetery of Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bios in Paris, France. Rudolf is quite representative in the dance world due to its original and creative techniques that explored some interesting areas in the professional dance. The result of these techniques gave the male dancers a new role on the scene.