Rudolf Nureyev was the greatest male ballet dancer of the 20th Century – “an exuberant, vagabond personality” with an athletic Russian style and a powerful sexual charisma which appealed to both sexes. A new film The White Crow, directed by Ralph Fiennes, traces his journey from birth on a Siberian train, through a poverty-stricken childhood and his days as a student dancer in Leningrad; and then defection to the West at the height of the Cold War.
He had a vast ego, knew he was different and special, was wilful, intensely focussed, could be a monster when crossed – and was incredibly talented.
Born 17 March 1938 maybe 1pm (unverified) in Irkustk, he had a Pisces Sun trine Pluto and opposition Neptune which combination can lead to stratospheric ambitions. He had a forced-to-be-self-reliant Saturn in Aries conjunct Venus Mercury maybe opposition a Libra Moon – so he would be emotionally self-contained and unsentimental. Venus Saturn can also be promiscuous which he was, mainly with homosexual partners though he had affairs with women as well. He also had a volatile and explosive Mars Uranus in Taurus.
In his later years he became a renowned choreographer and defiantly continued dancing on stage long after his physical prowess had declined due to age and AIDs. He died aged 55; his long time partner Danish dancer Erik Bruhn also died his late 50s.
His super-star 22nd Harmonic is his strongest. His creative 5th and 7th harmonics are also well aspected.