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Nijinsky, the ballet of a great artist

Nijinsky by John Neumeier.

‘ The soaring rise and tragic fall of a ballet legend.’

“He is a master story-teller and this is a ballet he has been thinking about, dreaming about , and wanting to stage for his whole choreographic life, so its going to be a great moment for him” 

Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet,, David McAllister announced.

Neumeier was inspired into dance, by this exotic star.


“It’s a love poem to his great icon” McAllister

“I saw this work in 2001, and had a wonderful evening with John, I asked him if we could do Nijinsky? That was 14 years ago. We didn’t get to do that work, John keeps his work very close to his heart. So after many conversations, and him coming up and seeing the company, he has agreed for us to do this ballet. We are  the second company to do it. John will cast the BalletMcAllister

Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950) was the principal dancer and controversial choreographer of the Ballet Russes, during the avant-garde period of Modern Art, when the great Artists of the century, Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky collaborated with the troupe. Diaghilev sacked the dancer, in a jealous rage, when he married a Russian dancer, Romda de Pulszky. Diaghilev chose partners, regardless of their sexual orientation, it was a career move to oblige him. Nijinsky’s fragile mental health would decline without his creative life.


presented by the Australia Ballet


article by A Forward