There was really only one ballet this year I wanted to see, and it was Nijinsky. I didn't even know anything about the production, but the name itself conjures up greatness, and was all the hook I needed. It was a joy to come to the production without any research and just absorbing what was on stage; and what a thrilling ride it was. The ballet has a visceral energy that begins with the chaos of the opening ball scene - early glimpses of madness yet genius, and continues through the myriad of complex relationships and stage roles. I only wish I could have seen it a second time to unravel more of the layers of this important for. The production doesn't shy away from the erotic energy of the dancer, nor the unique relationships he had with Diaghilev and co.
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