The exhibition "Rudolf Nuyreyev. Threads of Time" which opened in the Sheremetev Palace in Saint Petersburg in mid-June, has become one of the most visited exhibits of the museum of music in recent years.
The uniqueness of the event provides success, in an organization in which several of the largest international organizations and museums of France and Russia are a part. In fact, "Rudolf Nureyev. Threads of Time" is the largest international exhibition project ever devoted to Rudolf Nuryev who is, perhaps, the most magnetic figure on the ballet stage of the second half of the 20th century.
For Saint Petersburg the exhibit has special meaning, notes Theatremuseum.Ru. In Petersburg young Rudolf Nureyev began his career, from Petersburg in 1961 he left at the peak of his fame. Being the brightest propoganist of the Russian ballet school abroad, he was at the same time inaccessible to a large number of his fans in his motherland. This is practically the first time a large exhibition devoted to the art of the artist abroad has been shown in Russia.
Within the walls of the Sheremetev Palance more than 50 stage costumes from the collections of French museums and about 50 exhibits of the Saint Petersburg museum of theater and music, including photographs, memoirs, letters and archival documents about the Leningrad period the artist’s life are shown.
The exhibit "Rudolf Nureyev. Threads of Time" will be open until September 12, 2010.
Translated by Timothy Grishin