STORY OF RUDOLF NUREYEV. Leap into Freedom

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9 June 2018, Saturday, 21:00
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THE MAGNIFICIENT UNION BETWEEN BALLET AND DRAMA: LEAP INTO FREEDOM. THE STORY OF RUDOLF NUREYEV

Starring Sergei Yankovsky

And the leading soloists of Moscow Bolshoi Theatre, Anastasia Goryacheva and Andrei Bolotin

The principal of Mariinsky Theater- Igor Kolb

Story of the life of the Great Ballet Star - Rudolf Nureyev. The Theater of Sergei Yankovsky presents a play "Leap into Freedom" with the participation of the leading ballet dancers of BOLSHOI Theatre, Moscow. 

"Leap into Freedom" is a unique combination of theatre and ballet performance. The spectators will be able to learn about quite different sides of Nureyev’s personality: a lonely boy from an evacuated family, an ambitious student of a choreographic school and a self-confident accomplished dancer. 

The role of Rudolf Nureyev is brilliantly performed by Sergei Yankovsky, a talented and charming actor. In order to recreate the air of the age and the atmosphere of the ballet dancers’ everyday life Sergei Yankovsky studied EAP classic dance at a ballet studio. The famous ballet dancer Ilze Liepa has noted: “Sergei Yankovsky is a brilliant impersonator; he gets into the role to such an extent that I can only wonder if he is a dramatic actor or a ballet dancer.”

Yankovsky’s ballet studies culminated in the scene of a classic dance lesson, which was staged so skillfully that even the connoisseurs of ballet art believed that it was performed by a professional ballet dancer.

In recognition of his work Sergei Yankovsky was awarded a special prize “For splendid rendering of the role of Rudolf Nureyev” at the Amur Autumn Festival, one of the major art events in Russia. We are happy to share with you this unique experience and looking forward seeing you at our performance.

The play is in the Russian language with English subtitles.

Duration: 2h 30 with intermision