The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance

By Lynn Curlee
Illustrators Illustrated by Lynn Curlee Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Charlesbridge Imprint Charlesbridge ISBN


Awards and Honors 2020 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award Finalist <br> YALSA Award Honoree - 2020

The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance

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Dance prodigy, sex symbol, gay pioneer, cultural icon—Vaslav Nijinsky rose to fame as the star of the Ballets Russes in Paris before mental illness stole his career and the last thirty years of his life. A tragic story of a great genius gone mad, this compelling work of narrative nonfiction chronicles a life of obsessive artistry, celebrity, and notoriety. With one grand leap off the stage at the 1909 premiere of the Ballets Russes’s inaugural season, Nijinsky became an overnight sensation and the century’s first superstar, in the days before moving pictures brought popular culture to the masses. Perhaps the greatest dancer of the twentieth century, Nijinsky captured audiences with his sheer animal magnetism and incredible skill.

Author’s note. List of Nijinsky’s performances. “Ballet Performances Online.” Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Full-color illustrations done in acrylic. Full-color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions.
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