Nureyev:Dance to Freedom Drama/doc BBC2

Documentary / Drama
In 1961, on tour in Paris, the Kirov Ballet’s star made a historic dash from his KGB bodyguards into the arms of French police. But was there more to his defection than meets the eye? 

Curson Smith’s film never undercuts the drama of Nureyev’s story, nor does it downplay the power of his personality and talent. The reconstructions give a genuine and touching reality to the myth of the dancer, and they’re folded.