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Perpetual Motion By Otis Stuart

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This biography of the ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev argues that he rewrote not only our perception of dance, but of the arts in general, and in several critical ways helped define our contemporary Western sensibility.

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Perpetual Motion: Life of Rudolf Nureyev by Otis Stuart

Rudolph Nureyev rewrote not only our perception of dance but of the arts in general, and in several critical ways helped define our contemporary Western sensibility. Nureyev's defection turned the 1950s into the 1960s, signalling the move from a decade of repression to one of rebellion. From the start, he shattered every traditional category, he became the first high art pop hero, the first opera house artist to become a tabloid sensation. For the first time in its history, ballet moved from a sheltered specialist field to mainstream news, as Nureyev reinvented the cloistered ballet dancer as king of the international nightclub circuit. "Perpetual Motion" aims to show, through a detailed account of the dancer's life and times, why for three decades the world followed his every move.

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GOR002729652
Perpetual Motion: Life of Rudolf Nureyev by Otis Stuart
Otis Stuart
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
1995-02-28
320
0671713175
9780671713171
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