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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 330

Dance of colours

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 Mag 2009

danceHamburg until 16/8/2009. Hamburger Kunsthalle Glockengiesserwall –  Nijinsky’s eye and abstraction Curators of the exhibition: Prof. Dr. Hubertus Gaßner und Dr. Daniel Koep the Russian dancer Vaslaw Nijinsky (1889-1950) and the ballet company Les Ballets Russes had their European premiere in Paris. Nijinsky immediately became an unrivalled star on the stages of Europe, and ranks as the most important dancer of the twentieth century until today. Apart from his exceptional career as a dancer and choreographer, Nijinsky also created large numbers of coloured paintings and gouaches in 1918 and 1919. These works are here for the first time presented comprehensively. With finely-drawn coloured circles and ellipses and strongly-coloured plane surfaces, Nijinsky produced series of images where space and line are interwoven and rhythm and colour are transformed into a painted choreography of intense emotions.  The exhibition offers an entirely new perspective on the origins of abstraction from dance. It is a unique contribution to the worldwide events that mark the centenary of the Ballets Russes’ spectacular debut in Paris. The historic personality of Nijinsky, the outstanding dancer of the twentieth-century, comes alive in a separate section of the exhibition in photographs, posters, paintings and sculptures by leading artists of Nijinsky’s time, on loan from the private collection of John Neumeier. (Image: dance)

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