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Author Curlee, Lynn, author, illustrator.

Title The great Nijinsky : god of dance / Lynn Curlee.

Publication Info. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge Teen, [2019]
copyright 2019


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  792.8 CURLEE    ---  Available
Description 112 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: Wonder of wonders -- Born to dance -- The world of art -- The Ballets Russes -- Celebrity and adulation -- Petrushka -- The Afternoon of a Faun -- Games and rituals -- Romola -- The war years -- The last dance -- A leap into madness -- Epilogue: Legacy and legend.
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary Dance prodigy, sex symbol, gay pioneer, cultural icon---Vaslav Nijinsky rose to fame as the star of the Ballets Russes in Paris before mental illness stole his career and the last thirty years of his life. A tragic story of a great genius gone mad, this compelling work of narrative nonfiction chronicles a life of obsessive artistry, celebrity, and notoriety. With one grand leap off the stage at the 1909 premiere of the Ballets Russes's inaugural season, Nijinsky became an overnight sensation and the century's first superstar, in the days before moving pictures brought popular culture to the masses. Perhaps the greatest dancer of the twentieth century, Nijinsky captured audiences with his sheer animal magnetism and incredible skill.
Awards Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction, YALSA-ALA
Audience Ages 15 & up.
Grades 10 & up.
Source AMA 12.2020 PARS
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950 -- Juvenile literature.
Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950.
Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950.
Ballet dancers -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Choreographers -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Ballet dancers -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography.
Choreographers -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography.
Ballet dancers -- Russia -- Biography.
Choreographers -- Russia -- Biography.
ISBN 9781580898003 (hardcover) : 17.85

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