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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.


(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


(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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De Sergei Diaghilev, promotor de la musica rusa, y de Vaslav Nijinsky, el celeberrimo coreografo y bailarin ruso.
Q I have a John Beswick figure showing Lester Piggott riding Nijinsky, on a wooden stand in very good condition.
ON TOUR] It's rare to see Fokine or Nijinsky ballets these days, so to find them both on the same program is a golden opportunity.
Nijinsky never notated his Le Sucre du printemps choreography.
SAVANA NIJINSKY (5-2) recorded the fastest time of the year with a superb performance to land the PS2,500 final of the KAB Maiden Derby over 460m at Henlow on Sunday.
When you talk about the history of British racing, you always mention the great horses of the past - and NIJINSKY is right up there with the best of them.
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.
The drawings of Vaslav Nijinsky were first exhibited in 1932, thanks to his wife, nee Romola de Pulszky, and while they have regularly aroused the interest of those who remain fascinated by his revolutionary achievements as a dancer and choreographer or simply as an exemplary and tragic figure of modernist culture, they have hardly been seen as significant instances of modernist art.
In 1913, Vaslav Nijinsky choreographed a dance called Jeux, which translates from the French as "games" or "play.