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Nijinsky: A Life of Genius and Madness

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Vaslav Nijinsky was unique as a dancer, interpretive artist, and choreographic pioneer. His breathtaking performances with the Ballet Russe from 1909 to 1913 took Western Europe by storm. His avant-garde choreography for The Afternoon of the Faune and The Rite of Spring provoked riots when performed and are now regarded as the foundation of modern dance.

Through his liaison with the great impresario Diaghilev, he worked with the artistic elite of the time. During the fabulous Diaghilev years he lived in an atmosphere of perpetual hysteria, glamor, and intrigue. Then, in 1913, he married a Hungarian aristocrat, Romola de Pulszky, and was abruptly dismissed from the Ballet Russe. Five years later, he was declared insane. The fabulous career as the greatest dancer who ever lived was over.

Drawing on countless people who knew and worked with Nijinsky, Richard Buckle has written the definitive biography of the legendary dancer.

Synopsis:

The intoxicating story of one of greatest dancers in the history of ballet—and the paradox of his profound genius and descent into madness.

About the Author

Richard Buckle was one of the leading authorities on Diaghilev and the Ballet Russe. He was the ballet critic of the London Observer and the Sunday Times in London and was a pallbearer at Nijinsky's funeral in 1950. Richard died in 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605985145
Author:
Buckle, Richard
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Subject:
Dance-Ballet
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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