Saturday, 28 June 2008
Nijinsky's Legendary Leap
When the great dancer Vaslav Nijnsky leapt across the stage, it is said that he hovered magically in mid-air before gently descending to earth. Sadly this is only hearsay, for Nijinsky was never filmed either in performance or in life. When it was suggested to Diaghilev that he should record Nijinsky's gravity-defying leap for posterity, he declined, thus depriving us of proof of the miraculous.