A small house in the snow and an elderly couple: Vaslav Nijinski and Romola de Pulszky. "I'm thirsty. I have been mad for 33 years. I have lived with a madman for 33 years. I'm thirsty." There is no difference between them: the two people on stage are one and the same person. They merge together, superimpose themselves, are two faces of a single reality. Ecstasy and madness are shown from the outside and from the inside: the stuttering of the visionary when we see him, and his greatness when he dances in the world which he sees. A performance about which it is difficult to speak according to "objective" conventions, as with Min Fars Hus.

Based on fragments from Nijinski's diary and texts by St. Teresa of Avila, Jorge Luis Borges, St. John of the Cross, Vincent Gaeta, Miguel Hernández, Juan Ramón Jiménez and, above all, Jalal Ud-Din Rumi.

Photos: Jan Rusz

Created in Holstebro on the basis of material elaborated by the two actors.

Actors: César Brie and Iben Nagel Rasmussen

Text: St. Teresa of Avila, Jorge Luis Borges, St. John of the Cross, Vincent Gaeta, Miguel Hernández, Juan Ramon Jiménez, Jalal Ud-Din Rumi

Scenic space: César Brie, Iben Nagel Rasmussen

Director: Eugenio Barba
Language: The actors speak in the language of the place where the performance takes place

Number of spectators per performance: 150

210 performances from February 1984 to 1990 (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain, Uruguay, Wales, Yugoslavia)