[ ni-zhin-skee, -jin-; Russian nyi-zhin-skyee ]
/ nɪˈʒɪn ski, -ˈdʒɪn-; Russian nyɪˈʒɪn skyi /
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Vas·lav or Was·law [vah-sluhf], /ˈvɑ sləf/, 1890–1950, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer.
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With his eyes bulging with excitement Nijinsky leapt back and assumed the attitude of warlike defiance known as "coming on guard."
I should like at this point to pay heartfelt homage to Vaslav Nijinsky's unsurpassed rendering of the role of Petroushka.
Nijinsky began by demanding such a fantastic number of rehearsals that it was physically impossible to give them to him.
Diaghileff made up his mind that year that he would spare no effort to make a choreographer of Nijinsky.
It is true that I refrained at the time from telling Nijinsky what I thought of his efforts as a ballet master.
British Dictionary definitions for Nijinsky
/ (nɪˈdʒɪnskɪ) /
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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