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The great Nijinsky : god of dance

Curlee, Lynn (author.).

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, this compelling work of narrative nonfiction chronicles a life of obsessive artistry, celebrity, and notoriety.

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  • ISBN: 9781580898003
  • ISBN: 1580898009
  • ISBN: 9781632896391
  • ISBN: 9781632896407
  • Physical Description: print
    112 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Watertown, Massachusetts : Charlesbridge, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 107) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Wonder of wonders -- Born to dance -- 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 -- Leap into madness -- Epilogue: Legacy and legend.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 12+.
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 in art
JUVENILE NONFICTION People & Places Europe
Ballet dancers
Ballet dancers Biography Juvenile literature
Choreographers Biography Juvenile literature
Ballet dancers Biography
Choreographers Biography
Russia (Federation)
Genre: Illustrated works.
Juvenile works.
Illustrated works.

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