La Nijinska: A Dancer's Legacy

On View: 
Tuesday, March 18, 1986 to Sunday, July 6, 1986

This exhibition traces the career of Bronislava Nijinska, a pioneering choreographer who was influential in the development of ballet as a modernist art form. The exhibition spans her early training at the Russian Imperial Theatrical School with her brother Vaslav Nijinsky and her career with the Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo through to her years in Paris and the United States. The costumes, stage designs, and photographs on display feature her collaborations with major artists and designers, such as Chanel, Juan Gris, Alexandra Exter, Marie Laurencin, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, and Georges Braque. A video of the Stravinsky ballet, Les Noces, as choreographed and staged by Nijinska, is also on view.