Interesting little item in this week’s New Yorker in which Joan Acocella shines a light on some purported contemporary footage of Vaslav Nijinsky dancing that has been circulating on YouTube over the past year. Perhaps not surprisingly, Acocella reveals these short film clips to be the work of a French animator, Christian Comte. Not exactly intended as an archival hoax, but is it art? You decide.
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