Vaslav Nijinsky (1889–1950)

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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 Lavrentevich Nijinsky, and his mother, Eleonora Bereda, were of Polish-Russian heritage, they were celebrated dancers and had ... See full bio »

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(age 61) in London, England, UK
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 2018 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (diary - 1 episode)
- Bóg Nizynski (2018) ... (diary - as Waclaw Nizynski)
 2014 Paul Cox Directs 'The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky' (Video documentary) (diaries)
 2001 Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (Documentary) (diaries)
 1980 Nijinsky (diary)
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 2009 Nijinsky 1912 (Short) (choreographer)
 2009 Stravinsky et les Ballets Russes (Video) (choreographer: "Le Sacre du Printemps" - as Vaslav Nijinski)
 1981 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (choreography - 1 episode)
- Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky (1981) ... (choreography: "L'Après-midi d'un Faune")
 1980 Nijinsky (choreographer)
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 2009 Nijinsky 1912 (Short)
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 2013 Nijinsky: Still Dancer (Documentary short)
 1990 Nijinski, la marionnette de Dieu (Video documentary)
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5 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 5 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vaslav Nijinski | Waclaw Nizynski

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I am not an ape, I am a man. The world has been created by God. Man has been created by God. It is not possible for man to understand God - God understands God. Man is God and therefore understands God. I am God. I am a man. I am good and not a beast. I am an animal with reason. I have flesh, I *am* flesh, I am not descended from flesh. Flesh is created by God. I am God. I am God. I am God. See more »

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There is a ballet based on his own life called "Nijinsky". See more »

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