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Remembering Nureyev: The Trail of a Comet

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Famously volatile, fickle in his passions for people, but with astonishing charisma onstage and off, Rudolf Nureyev is regarded as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the twentieth century. In 1968, Nureyev approached Rudi van Dantzig for permission to dance in one of van Dantzig's ballets. So began a close friendship and artistic collaboration that lasted until ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 6th 2008 by University Press of Florida (first published January 1st 1999)
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Unlike most of the books written about Rudolf Nureyev, The Trail of a Comet is not aimed to critisize or emphasize the absurd habits and attitudes of the dancer. This book was written by a friend and colleague of the ballet legend and it is a book about true friendship and true professionalism.
You don't want to read this book too quickly. Like a good dish or wine, you want to savour every word and enjoy every page, observing extravagant life, sensational career and complex relationships of the
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Prachtig eerbetoon van Nederlands grootste danser en choreograaf aan een fantastisch en eigenzinnig danser.
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Rudi van Dantzig (Amsterdam, August 4, 1933), is a Dutch choreographer, ballet dancer and writer. Since 1965 he is co-artistic leader of Het Nationale Ballet (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). After Sonia Gaskell (left in 1969) and his other colleague left in 1971, he was the only artistic leader, till 1991.

In 1986 he wrote an autobiographical novel, Voor een verloren soldaat, about his love affair whi
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