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Nijinsky and Neumeier: Soulmates in Dance (arte)

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Hello, everyone. Long time no see.

There will be a documentary about Nijinsky and Neumeier on the excellent Arte television channel this month. Here is the information:

"Nijinsky & Neumeier. Soulmates in Dance"

A documentary by Annette von Wangenheim

ARTE/WDR, 90 minutes

When the legendary dancer Vaslav Nijinsky made his first appearance with the Ballets Russes in Paris on May 19, 1909, Modern Ballet was born. Parisians worshipped him, captivated by his extraordinary jumps and his physical presence.

To this day, numerous choreographers have tried to embrace the full range of Nijinsky's life and work, but none of them has moved closer to this exceptional dancer than John Neumeier.

The double portrait "Nijinsky & Neumeier" traces a unique kinship – two soulmates beyond space and time. The focus here is on key scenes from Neumeier's choreographic masterpieces "Nijinsky", "Le Pavillon d'Armide" and "Le Sacre" . Nijinsky, the legend, comes to life, mirrored in a choreography by our contemporary. Neumeier himself comments on recent dance footage, reflects on Nijinsky's world of aesthetics and his ground-breaking innovations. He connects history with our present – not as a historian, but as a true artist. Nijinsky himself presents his views through quotes from his autobiography, like in an imaginary dialogue with his artistic heir.

On ARTE, Monday, April 12, 2010, 10.10 pm

Replay: April 18, 2010, 10.00 am

Link to their web site: http://www.arte.tv/de/woche/244,broadcasti...,year=2010.html

I wonder if there will be some way to watch this online, perhaps after it's shown on TV? I would absolutely love to see this.

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