Medium: Oils on board
Size: 30x40 Inches
Year 2004

Why does Vaslav Nijinsky, the most renowned dancer in history, continue to fascinate? 100 years ago, it was his dancing - the technique,the elevation, the power and stage presence. Then it was his choreography, the totally unexpected movement vocabulary. Later, it was his life story, the personalities, the impact of World War I on an artist, the questions about his emotional health. Since no film survives, our judgments of Nijinsky's dancing are based on descriptions and photographs. They let us understand the impact of Nijinsky on stage - the power, the weight and the excitement felt by his contemporary audiences.

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