Fire and Air OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

Photo: Sara Krulwich
  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    February 1, 2018
    Closing:
    February 25, 2018

    Theater: Classic Stage Comp. / 136 East 13th Street, New York, NY, 10003

    Synopsis: 

    Fire and Air explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev’s itinerant Russian ballet company. Surrounded by great talents of art, design, and music, the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky revolutionizes dance forever.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Fire and Air

    An Impresario of ‘Fire and Air’ (if He Does Say So Himself)

    Jesse Green

    February 1, 2018: There is no credit for choreography in the Classic Stage Company production of “Fire and Air,” which is strange because it’s basically a biography of Sergei Diaghilev. You will recall — and if you don’t, the playwright, Terrence McNally, will repeatedly inform you — that Diaghilev, working with his protégé and lover Nijinsky, was the great impresario of modern ballet as it emerged from the fairy-filled mists of the Romantic era. “I invented the 20th century,” Mr. McNally’s Diaghilev says humbly.

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