In a ground-breaking innovation for a feature-length documentary, newly commissioned dance sequences are woven with archive footage - and interviews with those that really knew him - to tell the epic tale of Rudolf Nureyev's life.
Ballet’s most famous star can be seen performing, choreographing and rehearsing in material unearthed by the film-maker Jacqui Morris. In one clip, Nureyev can be seen rehearsing ‘The Nutcracker’ with Claude de Vulpian, choreographing her while dancing together. Rudolf Nureyev was in every sense 'Made in Russia'. It would be hard to imagine a character of such conflicting passion, ego, obsession, talent, triumph and tragedy emerging from anywhere other than Russia.