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Hamburg Ballet: Nijinsky Reviews

War Memorial Opera House (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

49 ratings
4.4 average rating
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15 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

dark theme with very powerful choreography

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6 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 13 2013

Sharp contrast between the first and second half provided an eclectic evening of ballet. The first half was filled with familiar, romantic-era music; fluid color; and exquisite choreographic composition flowing from one tableau to another. The...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

Spectacular dancing and an intriguing approach to the career of Vaslav Nijinsky. The first act was flawless, the second act was more intense, but dragged a bit. The dancers were all extremely consistent in rather punishing choreography. An...continued

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3 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

Amazing performance, quite unique choreography and an extraordinary level of commitment from the dancers. They were literally throwing themselves around on stage. The story is dark and at times very heavy to watch but the interpretation was...continued

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28 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 13 2013

First of all, if you're someone who, like me, likes to follow a story, I strongly recommend that you study up on Ninjinsky on Wikipedia or wherever and that you read the program notes to understand what's going on.

Otherwise, you will see...continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 13 2013

Perfect example of modern, continental European ballet.

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Annette P.
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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

The dancers were phenomenal. It just seemed to keep going and going and going.....

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 13 2013

It was glorious. I am very happy I went

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68 reviews
50 stars
attended Feb 13 2013

Excellent. do not miss. Beautiful done. Go see this production.

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41 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 13 2013

Najinsky was a choreographer and dancer in the early 20th century. This ballet was his interpretation of a dance he created in the 1930's. This dance was strenous and provacative and controversal for it's content but it was excellently executed. ...continued

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22 reviews
24 stars
jsr
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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

Definitely not a traditional ballet performance. The leads were fantastic. Enjoyed immensely.

To be honest, I would have preferred to pay more for closer seats. The opera house is huge and the dress circle is quite a ways back.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 13 2013

A very emotional ballet telling the story of Nijinsky's life. Though confusing at times with the characters, but the dancing and music with a full orchestra were wonderful.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

It was a great Valentine surprise for my wife after dinner at Chez Maman. My wife loves it, she says it's awesome and brilliant, "the footwork is still somewhat classic but the movements are modern". She absolutely enjoyed it, she could watch it...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

It was simply gorgeous! we had a wonderful evening thanks to you!
Many reiterated thanks.
M

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418 reviews
70 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

This was by far the darkest ballet I have ever seen. I didn't care for it and would not ever see it again.

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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

Re-interpretation of Nijinsky's final performance and in 1919 and his descent into madness. The music and dancing were amazing. Part two may have been a bit too long but that is quibbling. Loved it!!

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 13 2013

Even better than I imagined it would be -- the dancers drew on an amazing combination of skills and athleticism and it provided evocative vignettes depicting Nijinsky's life and the period before and after WW1.

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

I love dance but this was possibly the worst performance I've ever experienced. Adjectives to describe: grueling, jerky, long, story-less. I know there must have been a thread to follow but even the beautiful bodies became mundane after 2 hours.

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1 stars
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