"When we worked on 'Jeux,' Millicent fed us a wealth of information about Nijinsky. It looks like John has done the same with his dancers. When performers have abundant reference points, they can step away from playing the role and become the role. They are no longer doing the choreographer's bidding but becoming the creation that the choreographer has envisioned."
And the point of that vision?
"I want to preserve everything about this man," Neumeier says, "so that even if it is not me, one day someone might put together the pieces of this puzzle: without a final answer -- because no human being is without mystery -- but so that the light of Nijinsky can help lead us toward genuine ideals in this extremely commercial-orientated art world."