Neumeier's collection of memorabilia from Ballets Russes star Vaslav Nijinsky
is unparalleled, so it's fitting that his anniversary coincides with that of the groundbreaking company.
The festival's other big draw is the screening of The Rite of Spring , which is better known by its French title, Le Sacre du Printemps , and features a ballet with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky
, the only male performer in the history of ballet with a claim to rival Nureyev's legend, had, it is true, first developed--and feminized--the potential for men in performance.
It joins other Stravinsky works in the Joffrey repertoire such as "Le Sacre du Printemps" and "Petrouchka," choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky
and Michel Fokine, respectively.
Together with Vaslav Nijinsky
, Vincent van Gogh haunts our collective subconscious.
As part of a triple bill of works by Igor Stravinsky, postmodern choreographer Doug Varone will premiere his new production of Le Sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring), first staged in 1913 by gay impresario Sergey Diaghilev and choreographed by bisexual dancer Vaslav Nijinsky
APRIL 8, 1950: Death in London of Soviet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky
on PBS (check local listings), explores a unique moment in Paris from 1905 to 1930, decisive years for our contemporary culture: an international group including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Vaslav Nijinsky
and Aaron Copland, among numerous others, revolutionized the direction of the modern arts.
5/1-2 The Sarasota Ballet pays tribute to the Ballets Busses and its star, Vaslav Nijinsky
, with company premieres of L'Apres-midi d'un Faune (choreographed by Nijinsky himself) and Petrushka (choreography by Mikhail Fokine).
The drawings of Vaslav Nijinsky
were first exhibited in 1932, thanks to his wife, nee Romola de Pulszky, and while they have regularly aroused the interest of those who remain fascinated by his revolutionary achievements as a dancer and choreographer or simply as an exemplary and tragic figure of modernist culture, they have hardly been seen as significant instances of modernist art.
soared through the dance world in a short five years.
In 1913, Vaslav Nijinsky
choreographed a dance called Jeux, which translates from the French as "games" or "play.
Balanchine was discovered by Sergei Diaghilev, whose Ballets Russes also produced the great works by Mikhail Fokine and Vaslav Nijinsky
1950: Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky
1973: Spanish artist and one of the foundling fathers of Cubism, Pablo Picasso.
Also revolutionary was the company's famously radical dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky
, who had a five-year relationship with Diaghilev and who became "the first significant icon available to men coming to terms with their homosexuality," according to Kevin Kopelson, author of The Queer Afterlife of Vaslav Nijinsky