The National Ballet of Canada

Nijinsky - A Ballet by John Neumeier

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Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté in Nijinsky. © Erik Tomasson
"Nijinsky is definitely a jewel in the crown for the National." The Globe and Mail, 2013

NAC Presentation

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.  

PRINCIPAL CASTING

Vaslav Nijinsky
Guillaume Côté (January 25 at 8:00 pm)
Skylar Campbell (January 26 at 8:00 pm)
Francesco Gabriele Frola (January 27 at 8:00 pm)

Romola Nijinsky 
Heather Ogden (January 25 at 8:00 pm)
Sonia Rodriguez (January 26 at 8:00 pm)
Svetlana Lunkina (January 27 at 8:00 pm)

Diaghilev
Evan McKie (January 25 at 8:00 pm) 
Piotr Stanczyk (January 26 at 8:00 pm)
Ben Rudisin (January 27 at 8:00 pm)

All casting is subject to change.

REVIEWS

Nijinsky a rich, powerful ballet that demands to be rewatched, Globe & Mail, November 24, 2017.  
National Ballet’s Nijinsky is a poignant depiction of real-life tragedyToronto Star, November 23, 2017.

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.

Duration

Performance is approximately 2 hours and 27 minutes including intermission.

video: Nijinsky
Nijinsky
video: Nijinsky: Behind the Scenes | 2017 | The National Ballet of Canada
Nijinsky: Behind the Scenes | 2017 | The National Ballet of Canada
Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté in Nijinsky. © Erik Tomasson
Guillaume Côté, Heather Ogden and Carsten Jung in Nijinsky. © Erik Tomasson
Guillaume Côté in Nijinsky. © Erik Tomasson
Jenna Savella, Guillaume Côté and Elena Lobsanova in Nijinsky. © Bruce Zinger

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