Mikhail Baryshnikov steps inside the splintered psyche of Vaslav Nijinsky in director Robert Wilson’s staging of the iconic Russian dancer’s diaries recording his schizophrenia. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #LettertoaMan.
A Man of Letters (BAM blog)
"...the show is really about words: 'a strange parallel story about the voice of this person.'"
Mikhail Baryshnikov: why I finally agreed to play Nijinsky (The Guardian)
Baryshnikov on acting, aging, and finally agreeing to play the most mythic dancer of all time.
Dancer, deviant, madman, God: plumbing Nijinsky’s psychosis after the publication of his unedited diaries.
Waiting for Bob: In which Robert Wilson has a busy day (ARTnews)
A day in the life of Robert Wilson (with surprise cameos by Tilda Swinton and Jim Jarmusch).
Watch & Listen
Robert Wilson: Moving on stage (Vimeo)
A vintage, low-res, thumbnail-sized Wilson muses on what it takes to move on stage.
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