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Signature Theatre, VA
photos from the 2003
SIGNATURE THEATRE PRODUCTION
"This is quite an evening of theatre drama! See it!"
"Theatre doesn’t get any better than this."
"Gripping and heart-racing. The one-person show has rarely seemed so
interactive and true. "Nijinsky's Last Dance," appropriately, is an
irresistible invitation to roam in a conscious dreamscape, where in your
seats you curse gravity for keeping you at bay."
It is likely the best take on Nijinsky we've seen so far. Davidson's
performance is masterful.
BERKSHIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION
"Director Joe Calarco's admirable staging
is played out on a bare platform. With highly imaginative input from set
designer Michael Fagin and lighting designer Daniel MacLean Wagner, the
production seamlessly embraces a wide world of milieus visited by Nijinsky.
Every element of this Nijinsky's Last Dance is superbly
"Nijinsky's Last Dance is an amazing stage work and goes far beyond the
limits of a solo performance. Davidson, who claims to be an actor not a
dancer, dances, even in repose. His is an astonishing performance,
troubling, mercurial, nuanced, that breaks the heart with its terrible
talent and its tortured grief. As an audience member it is impossible not to
become involved. This is a rare experience. Go."
KENNEDY CENTER REVIVAL
"Incandescent! This seamless melding of
material and collaborators, holds such sway and power over the audience that
you feel you are basking in the heart and soul of Nijinsky. In less than 90
minutes, you not only forget yourself, you leave yourself. Director Joe
Calarco could make this a tour-de-force solo performance (and, in a way, it
is), but the combination of lighting, music, sound effects and setting allow
for a richer sensory experience. The high standards from the 1998
productions have been maintained, and perhaps even surpassed in this
"The magical collaboration of author, actor, director, choreographer,
set, sound, costume and lighting designers which made the one-act experience
of the life of a legendary dancer, the late Vaslav Nijinsky, one of the
strongest single evenings in years of theatergoing has been recreated and
the magic is still there."
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