The faun awakes, and contemplates his morning’s encounters with some nymphs. His pursuit of the alluring creatures takes on libidinous proportions as he seeks to satisfy his desire. It’s a beautiful memory – but did it really happen? When Nijinsky danced the story, he created a scandal. The carnal subtext of Mallarme’s poem became an explicit expression of a sexual appetite. The ballet went beyond the sensual to a demonstration of a powerful virility. Suggestive fantasy and seductive reality. Now go ahead and make your own scandal.