Nijinsky left behind the seeds of an unfinished ballet he began in 1913. That was the rather infamous year in which the dancer/choreographer unveiled his provocative The Rite of Spring to the shock and awe of le tout Paris. He also premiered Jeux, an overtly sensual ballet for three—a love triangle—that subtly foreshadowed the oncoming ...
Courtesy of Catherine Turocy, the Baroque/Renaissance dance expert who heads up the New York Baroque Dance Co., comes this image of Barbara Campanin (La Barbarina). La Barabarina, in the image, demonstrates the épaulement — the torque of her shoulders against her torso and hips — in the sarabande, a jiggy popular dance of the day. ...