1939 / Oil on canvas / 36 1/4”x25 1/2” / Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA
[There are three embedded links above]
Previous August 30 posts:
Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950) [Feb. 28, OS)
Brian Jones (1942-1969)
Nat King Cole (1919-1965)
art: William P. Gottlieb Library of Congress
Rudolph Nureyev (1938-1993)
art: Jamie Wyeth
Brandywine River Museum of Art
For a short period of time, 1918-19, not long before mental illness completely overtook his life, Vaslav Nijinsky created a small body of drawings and paintings…The largest collection of this Nijinsky’s art is in the collection of the Foundation John Neumeier. Neumeier is a dancer, choreographer, and the director of the Hamburg Ballet.
On February 8, 1735, a ballad opera called “Flora” premiered in Charleston, South Carolina, in a makeshift theatre — going down in recorded history as the first opera of any kind to be produced in North America.
On February 8, 1895 a new four-act production of “Swan Lake”, with choreography by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa, premiered in St Petersburg. This 1895 revival of Swan Lake has served as the basis for nearly every production since.