5 from rudolf nureyev

~Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.

~The only critic is a full house.

~What is art? It is not just nature, it is nurtured nature. It is intelligence applied to what physical ability you have.

~You live as long as you dance.

~My feet are dogs.


  1. [on why he didn't want children:] "What if they were not as good as me? What would I do with those imbeciles?" Jx

    1. I just finished reading a book about him, here's my quick review via other forms of social media:

      "It's the rare biography that can move me to tears; generally, one knows how the story ends. Yet Nureyev: The Life, by Julie Kavanagh, did just that. An excellent in-depth study of Rudolf Nureyev, the brilliant dancer with a diva attitude to match, it ends on a note of ineffable sadness. Nureyev died of AIDS in 1993, and reading about his final days brought to mind the plight of so many others whose lights were dimmed too soon.

    2. Funny enough, I not long acquired Miss Kavanagh's "Life of Frederick Ashton" (I've yet to start it), but I have heard great things about her storytelling abilities... Jx

    3. She really draws one into the world of dance. That might bore some, but I found it fascinating!