This German company known for bold and original works makes its Kennedy Center debut with "Nijinsky," a Neumeier original.
- Feb. 25 - 29, 2004
- Opera House
- 2 hrs. 35 min.
- $27.00 - $97.00
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The Hamburg Ballet makes its Kennedy Center debut with a full- length Neumeier original, Nijinsky, based on the life and legend of one of the most exceptional artists of our century. Inspired by the character and destiny of Vaslav Nijinsky, this “gripping” (The Independent, London) work celebrates Nijinsky as an extraordinary artist and mysterious human being. Two major works form the musical basis of the ballet: Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic poem Scheherazade and Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony. “Surely the most ambitious project in the ballet world in recent years” (Dance Magazine), the ballet begins with Nijinsky’s final public performance in a hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland, providing glimpses of his uncanny virtuosity and tracing his tragic descent into madness.
Performances will be with live orchestra.
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- John Neumeier, artistic director
News and Reviews
The Hamburg Ballet Makes its Kennedy Center Debut with Nijinsky
John Neumeier and company soar to international acclaim with a fascinating portrait of the "God of the Dance."
Nijinsky Nails the Dancer's Stunning Spin Into Madness
The Washington Post