NUREYEV: The Ropes of Time
Oct 22 – Dec 3, 2004
Norte Maar House, 20 Pratt Street, Rouses Point, NY
Norte Maar (Rouses Point, NY) is pleased to present NUREYEV: The Ropes of Time, and exhibition of photographs featuring the great Russian-born ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev in his 1970 performance of the ballet “Ropes of Time.” On exhibit are 24 black and white photographs featuring Nureyev performing his star role as The Traveler captured in prints by legendary dance photographer Leslie E. Spatt and others by Frederika Davis, Edward Griffiths, and Louis Peres. Also on exhibit are two Lithographs, portraits of Nureyev, by Andy Warhol.
An opening Gala to benefit the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York will be held on October 22, 2004 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and include light hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting by Smithfield Discount Liquors. Exhibition held at the home of Mr. Jason Andrew and Mr. Norman Jabaut, Rouses Point, New York. Following the opening gala the exhibition will be open to the public by appointment only. Call (518)-297-3793 for additional information and tickets or visit nortemaar.org.
SPECIAL THANKS to the LABAN Library and Archive, London, UK, QNortheast, Smithfield Discount Liquors, Adirondack PennySaver, Inc., and Ryan Wilson.
The life of Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993) is one of the most dramatic stories of the twentieth century. His defection to the West in 1961 sparked a Cold War showdown. Overnight, he became a superstar, as renowned for his flamboyant lifestyle as for his fearsome artistry. During his illustrious career he elevated the image of the male dancer and revitalized the world of dance with his dramatic performances for audiences across the world.
Nureyev danced more than forty roles over a period of twenty eight years with the Royal Ballet, London. “The Ropes of Time,” premiered March 2, 1970, was the first full-scale ballet created specifically for Nureyev by choreographer Rudy van Dantzig. Nureyev dances the role of The Traveler, attended by a cast of Life and Death. At his request, Nureyev was onstage for the ballet’s entire thirty five minutes displaying immense strength and stamina. The ballet was the first Royal Ballet production without an orchestra, danced to taped electronic music by composer Jan Boerman and featuring costumes and a futuristic set by Toer van Schayk.