Friday, February 8, 2008

During New York Fashion Week 2008, Rudy Nureyev Still A Fashion Influence

Nureyev's legacy apparently not only encompasses the world of dance, but of fashion as well. Last week, Stefano Tonchi, The editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, noticed how a New York Fashion Week show channeled Nureyev's style. In his post on T's "The Moment" Blog, (entitled "New York Fashion Week: What Is Wearable") Tonchi says:

At the Z Zegna show it was the nostalgic reference to Rudy Nureyev, the legendary ballet dancer, that made an impact. Those unwearable artistic gestures are what will bring me to the Zegna store on Fifth Avenue . . .
Above is a photo from Life Behind the Metaphor of Nureyev signing autographs backstage—and one of the Z Zegna model "channeling Rudy Nureyev . . ." included with Tonchi's post. Nureyev's fashion sense lives on!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Life Behind the Metaphor Photos Posted on for Review

We're sharing the unique photographs from Life Behind the Metaphor on The book cover photo has already caught the attention of the Flickr group "Rudolph Nureyev." The group has incorporated some really interesting photos of the ballet great: check them out (including our contribution of "Nureyev: At the Barre") on Flickr. Thanks to "Rudolph Nureyev" Flickr Group Admin Guilia of Rimini, Italy for noticing the Nureyev Legacy Project!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

International Theatre and Film Books to Offer Life Behind the Metaphor Exclusively in Amsterdam

We're pleased to announce that International Theatre and Film Books (ITFB) retail store will soon be carrying Life Behind the Metaphor for interested readers in Amsterdam. Life Behind the Metaphor examines Nureyev's collaboration with the Dutch National Ballet's long-time Artistic Director Rudi van Dantzig during the company's U.S. tour in 1978. And the historic book presents a significant photographic reference for admirers of Dutch ballet. Our partnership with ITFB is a wonderful opportunity to bring the book to the Netherlands. Look for Life Behind the Metaphor on the ITFB Web site soon. You can contact our new retail partner at:

International Theatre & Film Books
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam
(tel) 020-6226489
(fax) 020-6272148

UPDATE: Life Behind the Metaphor is now available on the ITFB Web site. Take a look and order a copy!

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Dutch National Ballet's Friends Magazine Reviews Life Behind the Metaphor

More media news: The coordinator of the Friends Circle of the Dutch National Ballet, Wouter Hos, wrote about the book in the January issue of the DNB's Friends Magazine. Dutch readers can check out the article in PDF format here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dance Magazine Recommends Life Behind the Metaphor In Its December 2007 Issue

We're pleased to note that Dance Magazine included Life Behind the Metaphor in its article "Gift Ideas for Dance Lovers." Reviewer Kina Poon calls the book "beautifully produced," saying:

While Nureyev inevitably shines with his glorious ballon and charismatic looks, his sound bites are also pungent. Among other gems, there's Nureyev insisting that the photographer never crop out the stage floor from under his soaring jete. His quotations also reveal periods of darkness and his tumultuous relationship with [v]an Dantzig. Equally remarkable is [v]an Dantzig's unaffected prose. His musings on being airborne are framed by shots of dancers soaring off a diving board, arms out-stretched, toes pointed.
It's great to see that the dance community appreciates the quality and uniqueness of Life Behind the Metaphor!

You can read the article in PDF format here.