It is a large scale production with a cast of 60 dancers, a 66 piece orchestra and a chorus of 60 to bring together all the talents of the Slovak National Theatre Opera House.
The ballet references the work of the legendary Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky to present a faithful historical account of his life.
The scenario covers his childhood, his training with the Maryinsky Imperial Theatre School, his stardom with the Ballet Russes, the creation of his ground breaking and controversial choreography and his demise in becoming mentally insane.
Nijinsky is cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century and, along with the phenomenon that was Sergei Diaghilev’s ‘The Ballet Russes’, made a huge impact to change the world of dance, fashion and art in general. His genius extended to his radically subversive views of the world and its politics, economics and devotion to war.
- Choreography, Direction and Libretto – Daniel de Andrade
- Original Music Score – Carl Davis
- Set and Costume Designer – Mark Bailey
- Co-Direction – Patricia Doyle
- Slovak National Ballet Artistic Director – Jozef Dolinský
- Ballet Master and assistant to choreographer – Matthew Powell
- Digital media projection design – Michal Zidic
- Slovak National Theatre Conductor – Dušan Štefánek
- Slovak National Opera Chorus Maestro – Pavel Procházka