Royal Ballet celebrates the life of Nijinska

Published: 8 September 2023
Reporter: Vera Liber

Monica Mason and Svetlana Beriosova in Les Noces Credit: Donald Southern

The Royal Ballet will present an extended Insight to celebrate the work of choreographer Bronislava Nijinska in an afternoon of illustrated talks, panel discussions and rehearsals.

Nijinska stands today as an uncompromising and pioneering figure of modern ballet, despite being overshadowed by the fame of her brother, dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. She is known for works including Les Noces, Les Biches and Le Train Bleu and her collaborations with the likes of fashion designer Coco Chanel and composer Igor Stravinsky, which inspired choreographers such as Frederick Ashton and George Balanchine.

This Insight is curated by the choreographer Avatâra Ayuso, with guests including Dame Monica Mason, former Director of The Royal Ballet, and Lynn Garafola, author of La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern, and will feature rehearsals with dancers of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School.

This event will be held in the Clore Studio on Saturday 18 November 2023 and will also be streamed for free on the Royal Opera House YouTube channel.

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