Nijinski was one of the most extraordinary artists of the early 20th century. As a dancer, he embodied roles that are still of great importance for dance history today. His roles in the Ballets Russes under the direction of Sergei Diaghilev have entered the collective memory of the dance world. The scandal that Nijinski's own choreography Le sacre du printemps caused among Paris audiences in 1913 gives an idea of his visionary power and artistic scope. Interwoven with his career is also his tragic path to madness. He fought against the increasing obscuration of his being - today it is assumed that it was schizophrenia - and increasingly withdrew from public life.
Nijinski was one of the people who experienced both world wars, and as a patient in a mental hospital he was exposed to the threat of the National Socialist euthanasia programme.
Marco Goecke's ballet presents stations from Nijinski's life - a life full of glory and fame, but also the dark sides of his history.
Musik: Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, u. a.