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us: Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950

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    • us: Niżiński, Wacław, 1890-1950
    • us: Nizhinskiĭ, Vat͡slav Fomich, 1890-1950
    • us: Nijinsky, Vaslav Fomitch, 1890-1950
    • us: Nižinskij, Vaslav, 1890-1950
    • us: Нижинский, Вацлав, 1890-1950
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        Kiev, Ukraine
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        London, England
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        Ballet dancer
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          Nijinski, Waslav, 1890-1950
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        • found: Nijinsky dancing, 1955, c1953.
        • found: L'Après-midi d'un faune, 1982: t.p. (Nijinski) p. 33 (Vaslav Nijinski)
        • found: Russkiĭ balet, 1997: p. 325 (Nizhinskiĭ Vat͡slav Fomich; b. 12-17-1889 (old style), 2-28 (3-12) 1890 in Kiev, d. 04-08-1950 in London; artist and balletmaster, the son of Polish dancers)
        • found: Chuvstvo, 2000: t.p. (Vat͡slav Nizhinskiĭ) p. 9 (date of birth uncertain; some sources give 12 March and others 17 December 1889 while certain encyclopedias list 1890; he was born in Kiev and baptized in Warsaw)
        • found: Vaslav Nižinskij, c2008
        • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 5, 2013 (Vaslav (or Vatslav) Nijinsky (Russian: ВЃацлав ФомЃич НижЃинский; Polish: Wacaw NiЇzyЃnski; Ukrainian: ВЃацлав Томович НіжЃинський; born March 12, 1889 or 1890 in Kiev; died April 8, 1950 in London; ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. He grew to be celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations. He could perform en pointe, a rare skill among male dancers at the time and was know for his ability to perform seemingly gravity-defying leaps. At age 9 he joined the Imperial Ballet School in St Petersburg; in 1909 he joined the Ballets Russes, a new ballet company started by Sergei Diaghilev. The choreographer and dancer Bronislava Nijinska was his sister and worked with him much of his career)
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