Croatian-British ballet dancer Jelko Yuresha donated this important and valuable collection to the museum and the city of Zagreb as a whole

The Ballet & Passion – Jelko Yuresha Donation exhibition opened at Zagreb’s Museum of Arts and Crafts (www.muo.hr) on the 5th of December 2017.
The story of Croatian ballet dancer Jelko Yuresha (http://plesnascena.hr/index.php?p=article&id=1393) whose childhood dreams became a reality and earned him international acclaim on the stage of the London Festival Ballet, Venice’s La Fenice, Milan’s La Scala and many other venues, is featured in this unique exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Crafts.
Jelko Yuresha, born Željko Jureša to a family of modest means in Zagreb, toured the world and won praise as a prince among ballet dancers. He documented his life’s work, accompanied by his wife and dance partner Belinda Wright, in a collection of photographs, books and costumes and has donated them to the Museum of Arts and Crafts. This exhibition tells the story of a love for ballet this artist dedicated his entire life to.
Croatian-British ballet dancer Jelko Yuresha donated this important and valuable collection to the museum and the city of Zagreb as a whole. The collection is unique in its comprehensiveness – the donation procedure began after last year’s very lauded and successful advent Nutcracker – The Greatest Christmas Fable exhibition, where the costumes of Yuresha and his lifetime partner Belinda Wright garnered the attention of the expert and broader public alike. (Culturenet)