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 (nĭ-zhĭn′skē, -jĭn′-), Vaslav 1890-1950.
Russian-born dancer and choreographer noted for his leading roles with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in Paris and for his choreography of The Rite of Spring (1913) and other ballets.
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(Biography) Waslaw or Vaslaw (vatsˈlaf). 1890–1950, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, who was associated with Diaghilev. His creations include settings of Stravinsky's Petrushka and The Rite of Spring
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(nɪˈʒɪn ski, -ˈdʒɪn-)
Vaslav, 1890–1950, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer.
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Noun1.Nijinsky - Russian dancer considered by many to be the greatest dancer of the 20th century (1890-1950)
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The company launched the careers of its five principal choreographers: Michel Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky, Leonide Massine, Bronislava Nijinska and George Balanchine.
With one grand leap off the stage at the 1909 premiere of the Ballets Russes's inaugural season, Nijinsky became an overnight sensation and the century's first superstar, in the days before moving pictures brought popular culture to the masses.
We are generally well aware of the composers and dancers, including Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Tamara Karsavina, Markova, Lifar, Anton Dolin and more, who were conjured up by Sergei Diaghilev during his 20 years as the director / impresario of the Ballets Russes.
First since Nijinsky? I DO NOT understand why there are any doubts over whether Too Darn Hot will be able to stay a mile and a half as a three-year-old as he has been finishing his races very strongly and Frankie Dettori has had difficulty in pulling him up at the end.
Q I have a John Beswick figure showing Lester Piggott riding Nijinsky, on a wooden stand in very good condition.
Though the music is by Igor Stravinsky and the sets and costumes are faithful reproductions of Nicholas Roerich's original work, the choreography is not by Vaslav Nijinsky, despite the words "Choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky" displayed prominently in the DVD title.
Aidan O'Brien's unbeaten three-year-old today aims to become the first horse since Nijinsky in 1970 to win racing's Triple Crown.
It is 42 years since the great Nijinsky claimed the holy grail of 2000 Guineas, Derby and Leger, the first time it had been done since Bahram in 1935.
Nijinsky hailed from the same Ballydoyle stable as Camelot and was trained by Vincent O'Brien.
Notable Graduate's next port of call is the Nijinsky Stakes at Leopardstown on June 9 after he made it two wins from three starts this term when making all the running in a three-runner affair over a mile and a half at Gowran Park on Thursday.