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The National Ballet of Canada: Nijinsky

Nijinsky
Choreography, Sets*, Costumes*, and Lighting Design: John Neumeier
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Dmitri Shostakovich

The National Ballet of Canada returns to the Bay Area for the first time in a decade with Nijinsky, John Neumeier’s imaginative tribute to the legendary dancer-choreographer. In this kaleidoscopic biography, pivotal moments surface through the lens of Nijinsky’s psychosis, illuminated by the iconic characters he danced. "Stamina, guts and passion are what define this company right now." —National Post

*Based partly on original sketches by Léon Bakst and Alexandre Benois 

Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission
Top Photo: Guillaume Côté in Neumeier's Nijinsky // © Bruce Zinger
Artist Profile Photo: The National Ballet of Canada in Neumeier’s Nijinsky // © Bruce Zinger
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“John Neumeier’s Nijinsky danced by The National Ballet of Canada is sublime… truly breathtaking.”

On Sort ou Pas, 2017