Have you ever admired someone so much and still do but get so pissed off at what they are doing that you have to take a literary bat to them then realize you made an ass of yourself because you didn't have the facts?
No? This idiot has. The fact that I live in a clothes dryer sort of bears out the "idiot" thing.Millicent Hodson was getting a beating from me. I know that. I based it on false facts. Everything about this frigging ballet is a guessing game. But the community of judges and experts are all in agreement: it's not Nijinsky. It's Hodson's "invention" though they are courteous enough to call it a "reconstruction". I call it bullshit.
It is the restoration of Nijinsky
Originally, she and Ken Archer and Robert Joffrey reconstructed Vaslav Nijinsky's choreography, Le Sacre du Printemps...a "myth" that no one could have imagined. A "riot" that no one knew about. A ballet fable that turned out to be true.
Yes, there was some guess work to it.
To call it " Le Sacre du Printemps, Nijinsky choreography as reconstructed by Hodson and Archer" was...acceptable. But listen to me...
A story like this interests guys with baseball hats and girls with cigarettes hanging out of their months it is THAT interesting. It can't be made up. I used to think she was stealing Nijinsky with the choreographic name change. It's the other way around. She was forced to.
ANNND the trouble starts. Most of this blog is making fun of idiot choreographies to The Rite. I got thrown off of a Dance Collaborative for talking smack about someone. Probably Uwe Scholz. Really. You can watch that shit show of his set to "The Rite" which should carry consequence - and doubt the Hodson/Archer/Joffrey Nijinsky?
Art can not die. Lies do not last. History waits patiently and legacy will rise from those things - and Nijinsky's ghost isn't going anywhere.
(top photo of me in performance)