Ballet

Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev asks for asylum – archive 1961

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Soviet dancer asks for asylum By our own reporter 17 June 1961 The Leningrad State Kirov Ballet Company arrived in London yesterday to open a four-week season at Covent Garden without Rudolf Nureyev, one of its principal male dancers. According to a Reuters report from Paris he decided, just as a …

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