Mon - Friday at 8PM
Mladinsko Theatre: Nijinsky’s Last Dance
MEAD THEATRE LAB AT FLASHPOINT | 916 G Street NW
CulturalDC presents Mladinsko Theatre’s production of Norman Allen’s Nijinsky’s Last Dance in celebration of the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music
A tour de force solo drama, Nijinsky’s Last Dance delves into the hidden recesses of the great dancer’s psyche as he fights for his sanity. Slipping into his own legendary past, Nijinsky enters the personas of his greatest collaborators, from Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev to prima ballerina Tamara Karsavina. As he embodies his own rise and fall, Nijinsky offers a glimpse into the unraveling of the twentieth century.
With Primož Bezjak as Nijinsky, direction is by Marko Mlačnik, choreography by Mateja Rebolj and Slovenian translation by Jakob J. Kenda. The creative team includes composer Bojana Šaljić Podešva, set and costume designer Barbara Kapelj Osredkar, lighting designer Matjaž Brišar, sound designer Silvo Zupančič, dramaturg Uršula Cetinski, language consultant Mateja Dermelj, make-up artist Barbara Pavlin and stage manager Janez Pavlovčič.
Nijinsky’s Last Dance will be performed in Slovenian, with English surtitles. Running time is approximately 60 minutes. PWYC Preview is Monday, August 26th at 8PM. There will be an opening reception following the Tuesday, August 27th performance. Please note that we’re unable to accommodate any late seating.