Ballet: Nijinsky - Schedule, Program & Tickets

Ballet: Nijinsky

Ballet by John Neumeier Music by Frédéric Chopin, Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov, Dmitri Shostakovich and Robert Schumann

Premiere January 24, 2025

What better way to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Semperoper Ballet than with a bow to the genius Vaslav Nijinsky? His name and the Ballets Russes are closely linked to the history of dance in Dresden.

“Nijinsky's life can be summed up simply: ten years of growth, ten years of learning, ten years of dancing, thirty years of darkness,” biographer Richard Buckle once said. The work and life of Nijinsky, the dancer of the century, has been an inexhaustible topic for John Neumeier since his youth. His ballet, created in 2000 about the luminous figure of dance, is about the biography of a soul, interwoven with memories and associations, feelings and states. John Neumeier's choreographic approaches aim to create a present from the past with newly determined balances of power and fields of tension that capture Nijinsky's magic on stage as well as his dangers beyond the theater.

World premiere July 2, 2000 Hamburg Ballet

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Ballet: Nijinsky