Uploaded by John Hall

Here are four snippets of performances by the dancer in four ballets in 1961, just before and after he arrived in the West:

[1] 'Laurencia' solo - Leningrad

[2] 'Sleeping Beauty' solo - Leningrad

[3] 'Swan Lake' solo - Leningrad

[4[ 'La Bayadere' - Paris

The film was mostly taken by Teja Kremke, a fellow student at the Kirov and sometime lover of Nureyev.