Norman Allen's Nijinksy's Last Dance stars Jeremy Davidson in the title role. A mad genius, a prisoner of war, the first male icon of ballet, Nijinsky changed the face of dance and in changing it became one of the first international celebrities of the 20th Century. The great Russian-born dancer spent half his life dancing, and the other half in and out of mental hospitals. But while he danced, leaping high into the air, poising for what seemed like long seconds before drifting gracefully back to earth, most of the world watched in awe. The play is set in an asylum where at 30 years old, the man who was considered to be one of the greatest dancers who ever lived, reviews his extraordinary and tragic life in a series of flashbacks. He never danced again. Joe Calarco directs.
There is a Talk-Back performance on Monday, June 16.