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Docent Lecture: "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance," Sharon Walton

Rudolf Nureyev in La Bayadère, 1974
November 25, 2012 -

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993) with more than 70 costumes and an assortment of photographs from the dancer’s personal collection, on loan from the Centre national du costume de scène, France, as well as additional loans from leading ballet companies. The Soviet-born Nureyev was a rising star in his native country before he defected in 1961. He was soon recognized worldwide as the most magnificent and charismatic dancer of his time.

Share Your Story: The Impact of Rudolf Nureyev

Stephanie Herman
November 2, 2012 -

Rudolf Nureyev was one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century, and we want to know how his life and work had an impact on you. Did you see Nureyev perform in 1971 at Zellerbach Hall? Were you lucky enough to  dance with him? Or did he inspire you to become a dancer or performer?

In conjunction with Fridays Night at the de Young this week, we'd like to capture your recollections and stories about the dance icon. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., we'll have a video camera set up in the Piazzoni Murals Room to record your memories of Nureyev. Don't forget to wear your tutu!

Wooden Shoe Be Mine? ArtPoint's Valentine's Gala

February 9, 2013 -

ArtPoint's Valentine's Gala
Wooden Shoe Be Mine?

Saturday, February 9
de Young
VIP Reception: 7–8 pm  (VIP exhibition viewing 7–9 pm)
Main Event: 8 pm–Midnight
Black tie attire

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Girl with a Pearl Earring and Rembrandt's Century, and raise a glass to the closing of Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance. Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the galleries, music and dancing, hors d' oeuvres and chocolate tastings, an open bar serving decadent cocktails, and a few surprises.


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