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[ni-zhin-skee, -jin-; Russian nyi-zhin-skyee]
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  1. Vas·lav or Was·law [vah-sluh f] /ˈvɑ sləf/, 1890–1950, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer.
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  • Nijinsky, in the years when Pavlova was still in the ballet, was allowed to have talent.

  • The grave young Nijinsky is transformed into a mischievous child!

  • There is, indeed, the quality of a dream about the characters Nijinsky presents to us.


    Carl Van Vechten

  • And how few of us can view the art of Nijinsky without emotion!


    Carl Van Vechten

  • During the whole performance I was at Nijinsky's side in the wings.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky

British Dictionary definitions for nijinsky


  1. 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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