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Hamburg Ballet: "Nijinsky"
49 ratings
4.4 average rating
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D. Smith
24 events
8 reviews
10 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...

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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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19 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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SF Ballet is thrilled to welcome The Hamburg Ballet to the Opera House stage in Nijinsky, John Neumeier’s dance theater epic based on the tumultuous life of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Performed by the acclaimed The Hamburg Ballet, for whom Neumeier has served as Artistic Director since 1973, Nijinsky has captivated dance lovers worldwide since its debut in 2000. Hailed as “darkly triumphant” by the L.A. Times, Nijinsky features scenery, lighting, and costumes by Neumeier, whose work also includes the SF Ballet sensation, The Little Mermaid, which made its national broadcast debut on PBS Great Performances in 2011.

_* San Francisco Ballet recommends that children be at least 8 years old to attend Repertory season performances.

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