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Nijinsky’s animal magnetism and athletic virtuosity combined with potent effect when choreographer Michel Fokine cast him as the alluring Golden Slave in his exotic, sexually-charged, 1909 harem ballet, Schéhérazade.

In December 1917, Vaslav Nijinsky, at that time the most celebrated male dancer in the Western world, moved into a villa in St. Moritz with his wife, Romola, and their three-year-old daughter. His relations with Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the company in which he had made his name, were now severed, and with a war …

Secrets of Nijinsky

In December 1917, Vaslav Nijinsky, at that time the most celebrated male dancer in the Western world, moved into a villa in St. Moritz with his wife, Romola, and their three-year-old daughter. His relations with Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the company in which he had made his name, were now severed, and with a war …

DOVER STREET STUDIOSELLIOTT & FRY, Nijinsky in the role of Petrouchka

Nijinsky in the role of Petrouchka Vaslav Nijinsky (also Vatslav born 12 March Kiev, Russian Empire – died 8 April 1950 (aged London, England) was a Polish ballet dancer and choreographer, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early century.

Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky

“Nijinsky has never been so remarkable as in his latest role. No more jumps – nothing but half-conscious animal gestures and poses. He lies down, leans on his elbow, walks with bent kne…

Vaslav Nijinsky in ‘Eunice’ choreographed by Mikhail Fokine

Vaslav Nijinsky in ‘Eunice’ choreographed by Mikhail Fokine

Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950) russian dancer of polish origins here in ballet Sheherazade, 1910 colorized document

Vaslav Nijinsky russian dancer of polish origins here in ballet Sheherazade, 1910 colorized document

Nijinsky, the only man to wear pointe shoes. Here as the Rose.

Locura y talento, Vaslav Nijinsky

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Image of tamara karsavina in the firebird by diaghilev's ballets russes, photo bert. europe, 1911 third party rights apply by V&A Images

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