Choreographed by John Neumeier, Nijinsky tells the story of legendary dancer and director Vaslav Nijinsky and his rise and fall through the world of ballet.
The ballet is a tour de force for company, with a special focus on the male dancers, who are given the opportunity to evoke Nijinsky’s distinctive and challenging modernist style amidst sets and costumes inspired by the exotic glamour of the Ballets Russes.
Running at the Sydney Opera House until November 28, the ballet kicked off the Sydney run of Nijinsky with an intimate gathering of some of Sydney’s finest in dance, art, design and culture.
Words by Andrew McDonald.
Photography by Ben Symons.