Featuring a pre-film lecture by Jenna Johnson (Ballet Tucson Prima Ballerina) on Nureyev’s genius and impact on ballet as an art form.
Ballet Tucson presents Rudolf Nureyev’s film I Am a Dancer on Sunday, April 7th at 2pm at The Loft Cinema. In order to best support Ballet Tucson, please purchase your tickets in advance at the Ballet Tucson website after March 7th. Tickets are also available at The Loft Cinema box office on April 7th.
This film was nominated in 1975 for a Golden Globe in the best documentary film category and this showing is a rare opportunity to see I Am a Dancer on the big screen or on any screen since it is not available in a format that can be viewed in the U.S. The film is not a documentary of Nureyev’s life, but a study of his dancing, his personality and a behind the scenes look at the life of a professional dancer. It contains rare filmed performances from classical ballets such as La Sylphide and Sleeping Beauty as well as Field Figures, a modern dance performance. There is also breathtaking footage of Nureyev’s partnership with legendary dancer, Margot Fonteyn as well as Lynn Seymour and Carla Fracci. This film is a must see for dancers or fans of classical dance. (Dir. by Pierre Jourdain, 1972, UK/France, 92 mins., NR)
Event underwritten by: James H. & Frances R. Allen Family Foundation
This a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Ballet Tucson.