Allowing Nijinsky's ballet to tell his life

May 12, 2013

Allowing Nijinsky's ballet to tell his life

by Peter Conrad

How can we separate the dancer from the dance? Vaslav Nijinsky’s art was a vanishing act, and his mystique depended on gestures that lasted only a second, like his leap through a window in “The Spectre of a Rose,” or the slight but scandalous ...