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This show closed on May 24, 2020

About Nijinsky's Last Dance

Elegantly dancing between sanity and madness, this masterful tour-de-force delves into the fascinating and troubled genius of the greatest dancer who ever lived.

Alone in his sanitarium cell, memories furiously swirl around famed ballet performer Vaslav Nijinsky. Inhabiting the characters from his past, he journeys from his Imperial Ballet School acceptance at age ten, to his relationship with mentor and lover Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, to his innovative choreography that shocked a world in tumult from the Great War.

Infused with visceral movement, this transfixing fever dream evokes the creative brilliance that, although darkened by illness, revolutionized ballet with a celestial dexterity that seduced the air itself.

Run Time

1hr30min (no intermission)

Start Date

End Date

Age

Recommended for mature audiences.

Signature Theatre

4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206

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