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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.

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R3Arts: Proms Plus Literary - Rudolf Nureyev 15 Aug 13

August 16th, 2013

Episode 376 of 1222 episodes

Rudolf Nureyev was one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century. His charisma and electrifying stage presence made him a superstar and he transformed the status and even the expected appearance of the male dancer. Twenty years after his death the former director of the Royal Ballet, Dame Monica Mason, who partnered him in Hamlet, and his biographer, Julie Kavanagh, celebrate his life and legacy with Samira Ahmed. Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

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