I Am a Dancer

I Am a Dancer

Deanne Bergsma
Director: Evdoros Demetriou, Bryan Forbes, Pierre Jourdan
Cast: Deanne Bergsma
Evdoros Demetriou, Bryan Forbes, Pierre Jourdan,


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Britain's Bryan Forbes and France's Pierre Jourdan collaborated on the direction of the feature-length documentary I Am a Dancer. Rudolph Nureyev, the celebrated Russian ballet star who defected to the West in 1961, is the subject of the film. Seldom sitting still long enough to be interviewed for the camera, Nureyev prefers to let his dancing do his "talking." Forbes and Jourdan follow Nureyev from rehearsal hall to performance, alone and with his equally famous partner Margot Fonteyn. Originally produced for British television, I Am a Dancer was released theatrically in the US.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2020
UPC: 0850003924946
Original Release: 1972
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 9,760

Special Features

Terese Capucilli (Juilliard, Martha Graham) on Nureyev and Fonteyn; Skylar Brandt (American Ballet Theatre) on I Am a Dancer; 16-page booklet with new essay by arts critic Kenji Fujishima

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I Am a Dancer
255. Chapters
1. Commitment and Passion [7:38]
2. Rehearsal [8:14]
3. La Sylphide [6:21]
4. Dressing Room [4:59]
5. Field Figures [8:37]
6. Training In London [9:53]
7. Margot Fonteyn [9:03]
8. Marguerite and Armand [5:24]
9. Scenes Of Passion [2:20]
10. New Challenges [8:19]
11. Sleeping Beauty [6:59]
12. Finale [5:15]
13. Chapter 13 [9:45]
14. Chapter 14 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [23:19]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [8:34]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]

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