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
Discussion Nights May 13 & 19, 2020
Pride Night May 15, 2020
Running time approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
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Nijinsky’s Last Dance received its world premiere at Signature Theatre in 1998
Sponsored by Mike Blank
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