Shame on local ballet fans who don’t get to the War Memorial Opera House by Tuesday to see Hamburg Ballet perform John Neumeier's sumptuous, riveting “Nijinsky” on San Francisco Ballet’s Program 2.
Neumeier takes a layered approach to communicate Nijinsky's life (1890-1950), which, sadly, seemed to be the stereotype of the tortured artist. Read More
Vaslav Nijinsky — a great, troubled, self-destructive artist who spent the end of his life in psychiatric hospitals — was the world’s most famous dancer a century ago.
His shocking story is the subject of “Nijinsky,” a bold, full-length ballet by choreographer John Neumeier, the Wisconsin-born dancer who has headed the Hamburg Ballet for 40 years. Read More
San Francisco Ballet's 2013 season, announced today, offers world premieres by Wayne McGregor, Yuri Possokhov and Alexei Ratmansky, a U.S. premiere by Christopher Wheeldon and the visiting Hamburg Ballet in the Northen California premiere of “Nijinsky.” Read More