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Nijinsky's Last Dance

Performances of Nijinsky’s Last Dance have been rescheduled to the summer, with specific dates to be announced. Click here for more information, including options for ticket holders.

Elegantly dancing between sanity and madness, this masterful tour-de-force delves into the fascinating and troubled genius of the greatest dancer who ever lived.

Alone in his sanitarium cell, memories furiously swirl around famed ballet performer Vaslav Nijinsky. Inhabiting the characters from his past, he journeys from his Imperial Ballet School acceptance at age ten, to his relationship with mentor and lover Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, to his innovative choreography that shocked a world in tumult from the Great War.

Infused with visceral movement, this transfixing fever dream evokes the creative brilliance that, although darkened by illness, revolutionized ballet with a celestial dexterity that seduced the air itself.

“Remarkable gem of a play.” – DC THEATRE SCENE

Running time approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Contains nudity.
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Nijinsky’s Last Dance received its world premiere at Signature Theatre in 1998

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