Faun is a performative installation by artist Jane Bustin, inspired by Nijinsky’s iconic work, the first modernist ballet, L’après-midi d’un faune. Bustin presents six artworks each featuring the 1933 biography of Nijinsky by his wife Romola. The live premiere performance conceived by the artist, features her son, dancer Isaac Gryn, alongside a deconstructed version of Debussy’s original composition, especially composed by pianist and artistic director of the Ives Ensemble, John Snijders. The installation explores themes of structure and geometry found within relationships of nature and nurture, perfection and failure.
Dancer: Isaac Gryn
Pianist: John Snijders