Dantzig, Rudi van
|born on||4 August 1933 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )|
|Place||Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54|
|Timezone||LST m19e53 (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||11°08' 16°03 Asc. 16°13'|
Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer, famed for his grace and great talent. From 1965 until his death he was the artistic co-leader of the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.
In 1986 he wrote an autobiographical novel, Voor een verloren soldaat, about his love affair while a young boy with a Canadian soldier. The book became a great success and received several awards; an English translation, For a Lost Soldier, was published in 1991. In 1992 a Dutch film with the same title (English version: For a Lost Soldier(film)) was based on it. Van Dantzig also published a biography of the Dutch artist and resistance fighter Willem Arondeus in 2003. Rudi wrote a book about his friend Rudolf Nureyev. It is titled, "Remembering Nureyev: The Trail of a Comet." It was also translated into English.
He died on 19 January 2012, aged 78 from lymphoma and male breast cancer.
Selma Schepel quotes B.C. in Sterren Tijd 3/1996
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Ballet, choreographer)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
- Vocation : Writers : Biographer