The vision of a troubled soul walking the line between genius and madness. For the first time in over a decade, guest company The National Ballet of Canada returns to the Bay Area to perform Nijinsky —a daring work of dazzling theatricality. A ground-breaking dancer and choreographer known for his erotic magnetism and gravity-defying leaps, Nijinsky both thrilled and shocked audiences in his far too-short career. San Francisco Ballet is thrilled to present The National Ballet of Canada in a special guest engagement at the War Memorial Opera House as part of our 2018 Season.
*Based partly on original sketches by Léon Bakst and Alexandre Benois