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Birthing Nureyev, written by award-winning Henque Heymans, is based on the life of Russian Dancer - Rudolph Nureyev.
June 16, 1961, Russia’s finest dancer slipped through his keepers’ fingers to defect to the West.
This dance infused theatrical work focusses on Nureyev’s exceedingly dramatic defection from Russia and the KGB’s insidious attempts from behind the iron curtain to destroy his career, juxtaposed with his prodigious success in the West. Regardless of his fame and fortune, Nureyev was shattered when his home country denounced him and damningly charged him with high treason. Most disconcerting was the inevitable alienation from his loved ones.