She Dances Alone, 1981, Robert Dornhelm © Karl Kofler, Robert Dornhelm

She Dances Alone

Robert Dornhelm, US/AT 1981
Screenplay: Jon Bradshaw, Paul Davids; Cinematography: Karl Kofler; Editing: Tina Frese; Music: Gustavo Santaolalla; Cast: Kyra Nijinsky, Bud Cort, Patrick Dupond, Max von Sydow, Sauncy LeSueur. DCP, color, 87 min. English 
 
They were strikingly similar: The ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky and his daughter Kyra, who was born in 1914 – three years before Nijinsky's mental breakdown. She inherited his looks, his talent and his eccentricity. In 1981, Austrian-American director Robert Dornhelm (The Children of Theater Street, Anne Frank) made an award-winning film about her: She Dances Alone. In it, the dancer, painter and in every respect impressive personality Kyra Vaslavovna Nijinsky talks about her life, Max von Sydow reads from Nijinsky's diaries and étoile dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet Patrick Dupond dances. (ImPulsTanz)
 
Robert Dornhelm in conversation with Jutta Kofler

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