Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Feature film "Nijinsky"

Feature film, 1980, 125 min

Thu, September 17, 2009 | GRG 102

7:00 PM

Onstage, Nijinsky, the most celebrated dancer of the early 20th century, was in flawless control. Offstage, he was in turmoil, torn between the ballerina he married and the domineering mentor he loved, Ballets Russes founder and impresario Serge Diaghilev. Eventually, the stresses of this volatile triangle drove him to madness.
  Herbert Ross directs Alan Bates and American Ballet Theatre stars George de la Pena and Leslie Brown in this sumptuous film, highlighted by true-life drama and glorious dance sequences.
Attendees at this event will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win two tickets to the Ballet Austin Season Opener of The Firebird and Swan Lake (Act II).  The drawing will be held after the final film screening on September 24.  Thanks to Ballet Austin for the generous donation!

Ballets Russes Film Series Poster


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