In Quest of a Modernist Voice: Bronislava Nijinska in Post-Revolutionary Kiev

Lynn Garafola

Bronislava Nijinska

Bronislava Nijinska is the most celebrated woman choreographer of the twentieth century working in the ballet idiom. This talk will explore a pivotal moment in her development as an artist—her years in Kiev just after World War I—and the impact of the city’s multi-ethnic avant-garde on the creation of her first original works.

Lynn Garafola is a Professor of Dance at Barnard College. A dance historian and critic, she is the author of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, and the editor of several books.