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Vaslav Nijinsky (1889–1950)

Vaslav Nijinsky was one of the most important male dancers of all time. He was born Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky on December 28, 1889, while his parents were on tour in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Kiev, Ukraine). His father, Foma (Thomas) Lavrentevich Nijinsky, and his mother, Eleonora Bereda, were of Polish-Russian heritage, they were celebrated dancers ... See full bio »

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(age 60) in London, England, UK

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Filmography

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 2009 Stravinsky et les Ballets Russes (Video) (choreographer: "Le Sacre du Printemps" - as Vaslav Nijinski)
 1981 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky (1981) ... (choreographer: L'apres midi d'un Faune')
 1980 Nijinsky (choreographer)
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 1980 Nijinsky (diary)
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 2009 Nijinsky 1912 (Short)
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 2013 Nijinsky: Still Dancer (Documentary short)

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4 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 5 Portrayals | See more »

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[Asked how he seemed able to hang in the air when jumping] Not difficult. You have just to go up and then pause a little up there. See more »

Trivia:

He was a protégé of impresario Sergei Diaghilev. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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