The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance

The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance

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With one grand leap off the stage at the 1909 premiere of the Ballets Russes's inaugural season, Vaslav Nijinsky became an overnight sensation and the century's first superstar, in the days before moving pictures brought popular culture to the masses. Perhaps the greatest dancer of the twentieth century, Nijinsky captured audiences with his sheer animal magnetism and incredible skill.

Biographical narrative is interspersed with spotlights on the ballets the dancer popularized: classic masterworks such as Afternoon of a Faun, The Firebird, and of course, the shockingly original Rite of Spring, which caused the audience to riot at its premiere. Illustrated with elegant, intimate portraits as well as archival art and photographs.
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ISBN: 9781580898003

Published Date: April 9, 2019

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

Language: English

Page Count: 112

Size: 9.25" l x 5.61" w x 1.21" h

Age Classification: 12+