NIJINSKY – God of Dance

Carl DavisDaniel de Andrade

NIJINSKY – God of Dance


This original ballet performance to the music of legendary English composer, author of famous musicals and ballets – Carla Davis, provides a unique insight into the life and work of famous Russian dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky.

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
27. 11. 2015 28. 11. 2015
The original ballet production to the music by Carl Davis, the acclaimed British composer, author of famous musicals and ballets, offers a unique look at the life and work of the lauded Russian dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky. One of the key members of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the legendary ballet company, revived the art of male dancing, combining his brilliant jumping and pirouette technique with expressiveness and pantomime. The production quotes his most famous characters, which included Petrushka in Igor Stravinsky’s eponymous ballet, Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun, as well as his ground-breaking ballet The Rite of Spring to the music of Stravinsky. We presented the title at the world premiere.
The production has been made possible with kind consent by BOOSEY & HAWKES MUSIC PUBLISHERS LIMITED
Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes with two intervals

Production Team

Choreography and Direction Daniel de Andrade
Set and Costume Designer Mark Bailey
Musical preparation, conductor Dušan Štefánek
Script direction, second director Patricia Doyle
Chorusmaster Pavel Procházka


Václav Nižinskij Artemyi Pyzhov Viacheslav Krut
Sergej Pavlovič Ďagilev Andrej Szabo
Rubinstein - Zobeide Silvia Najdená
Tomasz Nižinskij Yuki Kaminaka Seiru Nagahori
Stassik Nižinskij - Chaplin Juraj Žilinčár Andrej Cagáň
Anna Pavlova / Giselle Reona Sato Luana Brunetti
Tamara Karsavinová Erina Kaminaka Chiaki Honda