Re-inventing Nijinsky



“Chyle is so ridiculous and pathetic it makes you want to cry—a fantastic performer somewhere between boyishly daft and dead serious.”

Re-Inventing Nijinski is a dance performance about the myth of “the creation of art as such” using Vaslav Nijinski biography as a point of departure. Searching for the new has been documented in Nijinsky’s poems and diaries, most of which were written when he first fell ill. These texts serve as the starting point for the staging, choreography and sound installation by Mark Lorenz Kysela. The main themes of Nijinsky’s life, his obsession and will to renewal, his dependence and divisiveness are transported into the present and re-invented. The audience experiences a sort of Nijinsky hybris with a captivating rigor and vividness but with ample room for self-discovery.