"Nijinsky is definitely a jewel in the crown for the National." The Globe and Mail, 2013
Thrilling in scope, John Neumeier’s dazzling ballet is theatrical and unflinching, paying reverent, astute tribute to a tortured genius. Vaslav Nijinsky changed the trajectory of dance in a spectacular and ephemeral career that came to an abrupt end with his descent into madness at the age of only 29. In this exhilarating production, the entire company draws on its extraordinary heart and stamina to bring to dramatic life a provocative and fascinating exploration of the artist’s complex inner journey. Nijinsky is an unforgettable, balletic tour de force of artistry, narrative and spectacle.
This presentation of Nijinsky by the National Ballet of Canada at the National Art Centre is made possible with support from Jerry and Joan Lozinski.