New Docudrama Nureyev Starts Production

Production is set to begin today on the Bravo! docudrama NUREYEV, which explores the life of one of the century’s most renowned and enigmatic arts figures, Rudolph Nureyev. As auditions continue in Toronto today for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, Bravo! is pleased to announce that NUREYEV stars Season 1 winner Nico Archambault. NUREYEV is directed by award-winning filmmaker Moze Mossanen (ROXANA, THE RINGS OF SATURN), and uses mostly dance and choreography to portray the tumultuous life of the famed dance great. Auditions for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA come to a close in Montréal next week on Tuesday, May 26 at Théâtre St-Denis.

Nureyev entered into popular consciousness when he defected from Russia in a Paris airport in 1961. Leaving a political firestorm in his wake, he went on to change the face of ballet in the West, presenting a masculine and sexually charged persona never before seen. Enigmatic, controversial and extraordinarily gifted, he has left a legacy seldom surpassed. He died in 1993 of an AIDS related illness in Paris at the age of 54.

Nico Archambault, who won audiences hearts and votes to become the first winner of CTV’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, knew at the age of 14 that there was nothing that he would rather do than dance. Archambault has been training in dance since high school and is proficient in a mix of styles including contemporary, hip hop, jazz and tap. He attended the renowned Louise Lapierre School for eight years and then the Academy of Modern Dance of Montréal during college. Archambault has performed all over Canada, the USA, Cuba, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Belgium, and under Egypt’s Sphinx and Pyramids.

NUREYEV co-stars Greta Hodgkinson, prima ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada, in the role of Margot Fonteyn. Hodgkinson recently starred in Moze Mossanen’s critically acclaimed, Gemini Award-Winning film, ROXANA.

NUREYEV is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Moze Mossanen (THE RINGS OF SATURN, FROM TIME TO TIME) and is co-produced by Peter Gentile (MOB STORIES, VILLENEUVE: A LEGEND, A CHAMPION) with choreography by award-winner Matjash Mrozewski (THE YEAR OF THE LION). NUREYEV is produced by Mossanen Productions Inc in association with Bravo!

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