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The Stradivarious

Rudolf Nureyev was the fourth child and the only son of Hamet and Farida Nureyev.  He spend his childhood and youth in Ufa, capital of the Soviet Republic of Bashkir.  You may visit the following web-site, dear friends and followers, which is his Foundation.  

Rudolf Nureyev established his Foundation in 1975. It was then called The Ballet Promotion Foundation, whose goals were to invest and manage the Foundation’s endowment fund and any other assets, and to distribute grants to the Foundation’s beneficiaries from investment income. The spending of capital was to be governed by the provisions of the statutes.

The first beneficiaries of the Foundation were to be those close to Rudolf Nureyev, particularly his mother, his sisters, and their children. These were to be named in later instructions, with each legacy identified.

The Foundation was also to be concerned with the promotion of ballet, whether through the support of individual dancers or companies and performances. He was careful to emphasize that all activities were to be subject to the restraints of the Foundation’s income.

In 1994 the Foundation was renamed The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation. In essence its objects remained as before, with some expanded and defined through instructions from Rudolf Nureyev prior to his death.

Always keen to help young and talented dancers, he asked that money should be provided to assist promising dancers living in the territory previously referred to as the Soviet Union to study ballet in the West for one year, on the understanding that they returned home at its conclusion to contribute to the development of dance in their own country.

Medical, scientific and humanitarian causes are listed as projects which he was keen should be supported.

There was also the request that, subject to the availability of money and without incurring prohibitive expenditure, a museum, gallery or exhibition should be established to perpetuate his memory and to promote the discipline of dance, music and art, to which he had devoted his life.

In 1992 a similar foundation was established in the United States. It is called the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation and is concerned with the perpetuation of Rudolf’s memory and the promotion of dance in North America.

Board of Trustees

Dr Claude Blum – Chairman
Mr Thierry Fouquet – Vice Chairman
Mrs Prudence Skene
Mr Charles Jude
Dr Werner Keicher
Dr Carlo Bagutti


He was wonderful.  You may click on the following link : Rudolf Nureyev : “The Stradivarius” #Ballet #Dancer #Dance


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