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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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 2018 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (diary - 1 episode)
- Bóg Nizynski (2018) ... (diary - as Waclaw Nizynski)
 2014 Paul Cox directs the Diary of 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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4 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 5 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

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Vaslav Nijinski | Waclaw Nizynski


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He finally made his true mark as a Ballet-Master in the year 1912. He choreographed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes the ballets "L'Après-midi d'un faune", "Jeux", and "Le Sacre du printemps". His particular brand of choreography was especially radical and daring. Rather than the traditional smooth fluid graceful movements that ballet was known for, Vaslav's invented angular herky-jerky movements ... See more »

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