Hamburg Ballet. Choreographer: John Neumeier. Presented by QPAC and Events Queensland in association with Brisbane Festival. The Playhouse, QPAC. 26, 27, 28 August 2012
What word describes an experience that leaves you elated, humble, and awed by prodigious talent? I want Stupendous, but critics bestowed that on Joan Sutherland.
Vaslav Nijinsky was to ballet what Mozart was to music: a child prodigy; accomplished creator in his field; and his brilliant career was cut short (in Nijinski’s case by the onset of mental illness). In parallel with Mozart, Nijinsky earned international star status as both dancer and choreographer.