Nijinsky's Bloomsbury Ballet: Reconstruction of Dance and Design for Jeux

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This book is meant to share something of the creative efforts and results involved in reconstruction Vaslav Nijinsky's second ballet, Jeux, choreographed in 1913 to a commissioned score by Claude Debussy with designs and costumes by Leon Bakst. ...The book as a whole attempts to document the reconstructed choreography of Jeux. While it is impossible to record every decision and all the reasons for each one, I have tried to demonstrate the modus operandi for giving material form to a dance legend. -Millicent Hodson (Preface)

This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2008.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction to the Jeux Dance Score
Part Two: The Eight Episodes of the Jeux Dance Score
Score Conventions and Cue Sheet
I. Prelude
II. Entrances
III. Women's Secrets
IV. First Coupling
V. Second Coupling
VI. Third Coupling
VII. Tripling
VIII. Interruption
Part Three: Portfolio
Images of Jeux by Nijinsky's contemporaries (1913)
Photographs of the reconstructed Jeux (1996-2004)
Reconstruction drawings by Millicent Hodson (1996-2004)
Part Four: Texts on Nijinsky, Bakst and Jeux
Flesh as Stone: Nijinsky's Choreography by Millicent Hodson
Remaking Jeux: The Lost Pleasure Garden of Nijinsky and Bakst by Kenneth Archer and Millicent Hodson
Three's Company by Kenneth Archer and Millicent Hodson
Part Five: References
Part Four: Texts on Nijinsky, Bakst, and Jeux

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