Rudolf Nureyev

Organizers for Students

The following links will pop up a new window. Each new window will contain a Student Organizer or Activity sheet for you to print out. A Day in the Life Viewing Guide Project Guidelines


Overview: NUREYEV: THE RUSSIAN YEARS tells the story of Rudolf Nureyev, the world-famous ballet dancer who defected from the former Soviet Union to France in 1961. The film documents Nureyev’s humble beginnings, his late start as a dancer, and his relentless quest to become the best and most famous ballet dancer in the world. It […]

Procedures for Teachers

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES: Time Allotment: one to two class periods 1. Many students may not know the history of the Cold War or understand the communist system of government. To create a stronger understanding of both, ask the students to close their eyes and imagine as you read the A Day in the Life handout aloud. […]