Wednesday, March 17, 2010
"the blackbird whistling or just after..."
RUDOLF NUREYEV b. MARCH 17 1938
if there is a thing we could call male beauty(& i KNOW ann would say there is) i think this is it. i remember rudy in james toback's(a truly nutty auteur)film, exposed. i went hoping to see nastassia kinski naked. i can't remember if she was but i remember clearly the weirdness that nureyev brought to that role: "tick tock, tick tock, tick tock," he mumbled, kind of imitating the march hare.
he brought his male beauty to his idea of dance. it was left to barishnikov to combine it w/astonishing athleticism.