Monday through Friday, August 26 – 30, Mladinsko Theatre presented in Washington, D.C. production of a play "Nijinsky's Last Dance
". Written by local playwright Norman Allen and directed by Marko Mlačnik, the show was starring Primož Bezjak as the legendary ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, who joined the Ballet Russes in 1909.
Nijinsky’s Last Dance triumphed with reviews in Washington Post
and on websites such as DC Metro Theatre Arts. "He speaks in Slovenian as his words appear on overhead screens in English. At the end of our fleeting hour in this presence, we sit in rapt awe. A performance is so magnificent that one barely dares breathe. Nijinsky’s Last Dance, by local playwright Norman Allen, has had several productions—but I cannot imagine any as fine as this." wrote John Stoltenberg, whereas Susan Galbraith stressed: »Rarely in Washington can one experience something so raw and emotionally truthful. Anger. Terror. Desire. It’s all there, and isn’t that what theatre is supposed to be about?«