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The Body Sphere - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

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Get physical with Amanda Smith on ABC Radio National's The Body Sphere. It's a program about the human form and the way we use it as we create and compete, care and abuse, display and hide. Published every Sunday.

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Nijinsky and Nureyev

August 11th, 2013

Episode 21 of 99 episodes

Born 50 years apart, they are the most famous male ballet dancers of the 20th century. They trained at the same ballet school in St Petersburg and both caused a sensation when they appeared in the west. Each stood for something larger than themselves: Nijinsky for pre-Revolutionary Russian exoticism and Nureyev for Soviet bravura at the height of the Cold War.

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