Director Robert Wilson and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov present a portrayal of the fragmented mind of iconic Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinksy
Authors: Robert Wilson and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Director: Robert Wilson. Performer: Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The director Robert Wilson and the legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov come together to create a work based on the famous diaries of Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, published in 1936 and about which Henry Miller said, 'It is a communication so naked, so desperate, that it breaks the mold... Had he not gone to the asylum we would have had in Nijinsky a writer equal to the dancer.'
Baryshnikov probes the fragmented mind of the great dance artist from a time when he was losing contact with reality. As with all of Wilson's works, movement, text, light, setting and music all play equally significant parts in what is a unique opportunity to enjoy these three geniuses of the stage.