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Nijinsky [a life of genius and madness] by Richard Buckle

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Published by Pegasus Books, Distributed by Norton in New York .
Written in English


  • Dancers,
  • Choreographers,
  • Ballets russes,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRichard Buckle ; [foreword by Clement Crisp]
ContributionsCrisp, Clement
LC ClassificationsGV1785.N6 B8 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvii, 585 p., [32] leaves of plates
Number of Pages585
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27141942M
ISBN 101605983381
ISBN 109781605983387

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Vaslav Nijinsky, Russian-born ballet dancer of almost legendary fame, celebrated for his spectacular leaps and sensitive interpretations. After a brilliant school career, Nijinsky became a soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, in , appearing in such classical ballets as Giselle. Apr 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky book by Vaslav Nijinsky. Vaslav Nijinsky spent the final six weeks before his permanent consignment to an insane asylum as something a madman in the attic. With his family--wife, young Free shipping over $Cited by: Vaslav Nijinsky was one of the most important male dancers of all time. He was born Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky on December 28, , while his parents were on tour in . Vaslav Nijinsky: a leap into madness User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Unlike previous biographers, who focused primarily on Nijinsky's early and most creative years, Ostwald gives equal weight to the 30 years this great artist spent in mental institutions.4/5(1).

GOOD copy of the extraordinary book The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky published in and edited by his wife Romola Nijinsky. This copy has a cant to the spine, bumped corners and spine, light edge- and shelfwear, tanned pages with some corners creased, and a sticker on the back end page. All pages are intact and it is a nice, clean copy with. Author Talk and Book Signing The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance by Lynn Curlee. Sunday, January 12, pm Members free, Nonmembers general admission plus $2 (pay at the door), RSVP requested by Thursday, January 9. Praise. The story of Vaslav Nijinsky’s life—onstage and off, in all its glamour and tragedy—unfolds. Originally drawn to Nijinsky by photos of the ballet dancer in costume, Curlee (Trains, , etc.) engaged in extensive research and details major events in Nijinsky’s life, beginning with his birth to traveling Polish performers and continuing through to his eventual confinement in. In December , Vaslav Nijinsky, at that time the most celebrated male dancer in the Western world, moved into a villa in St. Moritz with his wife, Romola, and their three-year-old daughter. His relations with Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the company in which .