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National Ballet of Canada's "Nijinsky"

Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring debuted in Paris a century ago this spring -- a performance that famously provoked yelling, booing and fighting in the audience. To mark the anniversary, the National Ballet of Canada is now staging a production not of The Rite of Spring -- but one that tells the story of its choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky. Guillaume Côté...
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Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring debuted in Paris a century ago this spring -- a performance that famously provoked yelling, booing and fighting in the audience. To mark the anniversary, the National Ballet of Canada is now staging a production not of The Rite of Spring -- but one that tells the story of its choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky. Guillaume Côté is dancing the title role in Nijinsky.


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