The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky In December 1917, Vaslav Nijinsky with his wife Romola and three year old daughter Kyra, retreated to a villa in St. Moritz to await the end of the war. His relationship with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes had been severed and with the war raging through Europe, it was impossible for Nijinsky to find other engagements. By the Armistice in November 1918, Nijinsky, the most celebrated dancer of the Western world, had suffered a severe mental breakdown. In notebooks he recorded his intense inner turmoil.
Director: Paul Cox
Produced In: 2001