The Chicago Tribune
True to the aesthetics of its title character, "Nijinsky" doesn't tell a linear story, but plays as a kind of abstract meditation, albeit a sometimes frenzied one, unfolding with dreamlike stream-of-consciousness as figures from real life and fictional ballets emerge, recede, reappear and intermingle. It opens with Nijinsky's final performance in a St. Moritz ballroom and then evolves into a surrealistic dreamscape dotted with scenes of the dancer-choreographer's life as well as key characters from various ballets.
TimeOut Chicago (blog)
There were tears of joy at the conclusion of Hamburg Ballet’s Chicago debut last night, mostly from company director/choreographer John Neumeier. The audience showed its appreciation with a standing ovation. It was a memorable homecoming for the Midwest native who’s been based in Europe for more than 40 years. For it, he brought his much-anticipated story-ballet Nijinsky, playing two nights at the Harris Theater.