Friday, May 03, 2019
I decided go to the theater to watch the movie, White Crow, which is about the life of a Russian Ballet Dancer, Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev. Born on a train on March 17, 1938, in Irkutsk, Russia. He comes from a poor family, and he appears to be always traveling to achieve his dream of dancing for Bolshoi Ballet. He struggled and worked hard to prove he was good enough to make it in Bolshoi. He also wanted freedom from Russian politics. As an aspiring dancer, Paris and London were his “escape” from the Russian ideology that he didn’t want to be a part of. It appeared from the movie that he was bisexual because he had an affair with a married woman, as well as relationships with three other women, and he had a German male lover.
It was an interesting movie, and it kept my mind interested during the whole two hours because it was filled with drama, passion, and action. It was paced well that the scenes moved and flowed throughout the whole movie.
It was noted at the end of the movie that he did return to Russia to see his dying mother in 1987. But he went back to Paris, where he died on January 6, 1993, in Levallois-Perret, France. He died of AIDS complications at 54. He did have two male partners in his life, Erik Bruhn and Robert Tracy. He had three older sisters in a Tatar Muslim family, where his father Khamet was a Red Army Political Commissar and his mother Farida gave birth to him on a moving train as they were traveling to Vladivostok, where his father was stationed.