The intoxicating story of one of the greatest dancers in the history of ballet and the paradox of his profound genius and descent into madness.
Vaslav Nijinsky stands alone as a dancer, interpretive artist, and choreographic pioneer. His breathtaking performances with the Ballet Russe took Western Europe by storm, and his avant-garde choreography for The Afternoon of the Faun and Rite of Spring caused riots in the streets. Both are now regarded as the foundation of modern dance.
Through his liaison with the great impresario Diaghilev, he worked with the artistic elite of the time—Benois, Bakst, Debussy, Fokine, Karsavina, Pavlova, Stravinsky—and lived in an atmosphere of perpetual hysteria, glamour, and intrigue. When he married a Hungarian aristocrat, Diaghilev abruptly dismissed him from the Ballet Russe. Five years later, he was declared insane. The fabulous career of the greatest dancer who ever lived was over.
Drawing on personal conversations with countless people who knew and worked with Nijinsky, including his sister and famed choreographer Bronislava Nijinska, Richard Buckle has written the definitive biography of Nijinsky, now back in print for the first time in more than forty years.36 pages of black & white photographs
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Richard Buckle was one of the leading authorities on Diaghilev and the Ballet Russe. He was the ballet critic of the London Observer and the Sunday Times in London and was a pallbearer at Nijinsky’s funeral in 1950. Richard died in 2001.Review:
“Those not born in a time to see the most extraordinary of all male dancers will realize that all they have heard from their elders is true.” (Rebecca West - Sunday Telegraph)
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Descripción Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1971. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP16804172
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Descripción Littlehampton Book Services Ltd 04/11/1971, 1971. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Nº de ref. de la librería 6545-9780297004523
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería TT01482516B
Descripción Penguin Books, 1971. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería S_197140020
Descripción Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2816483199
Descripción Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2816854097
Descripción Simon & Schuster, 1971. Hardcover. very good clean, tight book w/some photos; dustjacket has edge wear & tears; remainder mark; wear & tears; remainder mark; LIB2958001133; 482 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 60652
Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1971. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First Edition. Hardcover 1st edition. Deep orange covers with an drawing of a dancer on the front, black titles on spine. Illustrated with photographs. Book itself presents minor shelfwear and a touch of a spine lean. Dust jacket is a little chipped, frayed and rubbed, but still present and clean. Nº de ref. de la librería 096580
Descripción Simon & Schuster, nd, c1971, 1971. 2nd printing, gilt illus. cloth w/gilt spine titles, slightly cocked o/w vg-f w/corner clipped dj, 482 pp w/index, source notes & bibliography, B & W photographic illus., tall 8vo, '.one of the towering fig. Nº de ref. de la librería 55541