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Nijinsky

[ni-zhin-skee, -jin-; Russian nyi-zhin-skyee] /nɪˈʒɪn ski, -ˈdʒɪn-; Russian nyɪˈʒɪn skyi/
noun
1.
Vaslav or Waslaw
[vah-sluh f] /ˈvɑ sləf/ (Show IPA),
1890–1950, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer.
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  • Many choreographers have that fault, but I have never known any who erred in that respect to the same degree as Nijinsky.

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

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • Nijinsky was quite justified in altering the end of the work, which hangs the rogue-hero, into another practical joke.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • And how few of us can view the art of Nijinsky without emotion!

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • But to the considerably more vivid Scheherazade of Nijinsky no exception was taken.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • During the whole performance I was at Nijinsky's side in the wings.

    An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
  • Nijinsky never recalls human experience, never suggests the passions of mankind.

    The Russian Ballet Ellen Terry
  • I had a visit shortly afterwards from Nijinsky and his wife, whom I had not met before.

    An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
  • "Pup-pass, please," said Nijinsky, spotting the trick at once.

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Nijinsky

/nɪˈdʒɪnskɪ/
noun
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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