An impressionistic collage of words and images inspired by the diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, a tragic legend of 20th-century dance. In his heyday, Nijinsky was internationally renowned. Born in Russia (in 1888, '89 or '90, depending on the source) to Polish parents, both professional dancers, Nijinsky studied at St. Petersburg's famed Imperial Ballet School and was recognized as a star in the making, despite his short, stocky build the exact opposite of classical ballet's ideal male form. Nijinsky left Russia in 1908 and joined flamboyant impresario Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, which attracted the cream of the era's musicians, dancers and artists. Nijinsky ...