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Nijinsky's Crime Against Grace

Reconstruction Score of the Original Choreography for Le Sacre du Printemps

Millicent Hodson
1996

232 pp.

200 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0945193432

hardback $70.00 $63.00


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"For more than seven decades historians have regarded Le Sacre du Printemps as the lost masterpiece of 20th-century choreography. Despite this reputation until now no attempt was made to reconstruct the original dance either during the lifetime of the choreographer or those of his collaborators... In his 'crime against grace' Nijinsky stepped beyond the limits of classical tradition and identified himself with the concept of the modern artist as the deviant always outside society. The price he paid for that persona was much higher than for most artists. The reasons why and how he bore the price helped explain why and how his masterpiece got lost. They also provided clues for how to find it." From the Preface
Millicent Hodson:

A choreographer of reconstructions and creations with scenic consultant Kenneth Archer. She is also active as a ballet producer and dance historian, as well as a Ford Foundation, Humanities Council, and Radcliffe Research fellow.