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  Vaslav Nijinsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leon Bakst - Nijinsky in the ballet L'après-midi d'un faune, 1912
Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky (Вацлав Фомич Нижинский; transliterated: Vatslav Fomich Nizhinsky; Polish: Wacław Niżyński) (March 12, 1890 – April 8, 1950) was a Polish-born Russian ballet dancer and choreographer.
Nijinsky was one of the most gifted male dancers in history, and he became celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vaslav_Nijinsky   (1085 words)

 DanceWorks SideSteps - People: Vaclav Nijinsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1911, Nijinsky joined Diaghilev's Ballets Russes on a permanent basis, having been dismissed from the Imperial Ballet after appearing as Albrecht in Giselle in the costume he had worn in Paris, which he had been specifically instructed not to wear as it was considered skimpy and unsuitable for Russian audiences.
Nijinsky was the first to portray the leading roles in Les sylphides (1909) and Schéhérazade (1910) and Diaghilev commissioned Petrushka and Le Spectre de la Rose for him with choreography by Fokine.
Nijinsky wrote about his inner conflicts and obsessions in four notebooks, which were published in heavily edited versions during the years after he dropped out of public life.
www.danceworksonline.co.uk /sidesteps/people/nijinsky.htm   (864 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Nijinsky, Vaslav   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NIJINSKY, VASLAV [Nijinsky, Vaslav], 1890-1950, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer; brother of Bronislava Nijinska.
Nijinsky is widely considered the greatest dancer of the 20th cent.
Nijinsky developed a system of dance notation that was not deciphered until 1984; since then a number of his reconstructed ballets have been performed.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/Nijinsky.asp   (264 words)

 Vaslav Nijinsky
Nijinsky was born in 1880 and died 1950.
Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky was born in Kiev and on May 19, 1909; Nijinsky became a legend." Nijinsky made his debut in Folkine's Le Pavillion d'Armide in Diaghilev's Ballet Russes.
Born in Kiev in 1890, Vaslav Nijinsky was the second son of Thomas Laurentiyevich Nijinsky and Eleonora Bereda; both his parents were celebrated dancers, and his father in particular was famous for his virtuosity and enormous leaps.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Vaslav Nijinsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Both men and women were drawn to his powerfully expressive (and seductive) performances: poet Jean Cocteau advised the young Nijinsky to rouge his cheeks and color his lips, and the liberated Isadora Duncan asked him to father her child (an invitation he declined).
Nijinsky’s third ballet, the orgiastic-nihilistic “Le Sacre du Printemps” (“The Rite of Spring”) is considered a landmark of Modernism.
Nijinsky’s brilliant career as a choreographer and performer was cut drastically short by a nervous breakdown he suffered in his mid-twenties.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Nijinsky, Vaslav
Nijinsky was born on March 12, 1890 in the Russian city of Kiev, the son of Polish dancers who toured Russia as guest artists.
Nijinsky was a brilliant ballet student; and in 1907, after his graduation, he joined the Imperial ballet as a soloist, a rare achievement.
Nijinsky's ballets and the roles he danced are especially notable for their exploration of sexuality.
www.glbtq.com /arts/nijinsky_vf.html   (975 words)

 Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky (1888-1950)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Vaslav Nijinsky was born in Kiev, Russia, March 12, 1888, while his parents, dancers Eleonora Bereda and Foma Nijinsky were on tour.
Although Vaslav danced with many great ballerinas he was most associated with Tamara Karsavina, with whom he danced in 1911 in one of the most famous ballets of the time, Le Spectre de la Rose.
Vaslav Nijinsky is remembered especially for his effortless elevation, achieved without visible preparation.
michaelminn.net /andros/biographies/nijinsky_vaslav.htm   (498 words)

 ~Vaslav Nijinsky~   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nijinsky is a Russian dancer who was one of the most innovative choreographers in the 20th century.
In 1912, Nijinsky choreographed "The Afternoon of a Faun", followed by "Jeux " and "Le Sacre du Pritemps" in 1913.
Passing through Hungary after the outbreak of World war1, Nijinsky was interned as an enemy alien, and in 1919 he was diagnosed as incurably insane.
members.tripod.com /yola14/nijinsky.html   (163 words)

 Vaslav Nijinsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Polish-Russian dancer and choreographer, Nijinsky studied at the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg and was immediately engaged with a life-time contract as a member of the Maryinsky Theatre.
Nijinsky had begun touring through the cultural centers of Europe as a guest star with the company in 1908.
The unfinished diary that Vaslav Nijinsky wrote on the threshold to madness in St. Moritz in the winter of 1918/19 was first published in English in 1936.
www.gregor-seyffert.de /Seyffert/2nijinsky.htm   (404 words)

 Nijinsky and Diaghilev a biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Vaslav was most associated with Tamara Karsavina, with whom he danced in 1911 in one of the most famous ballets of the time, 'Le Spectre de la Rose'.
Nijinsky's sister Bronislava Nijinska (left) was born in 1891 and choreographed in 1922 the premiere in Monte-Carlo of Les Biches, in Paris of the "Burlesque Ballet with Song", Le Renard.
Nijinsky died in England April 8 1950 of a kidney disease at age 62.
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The film gets to the heart of Nijinsky as the consumate artist and for that I call for shouts of bravo for a filmmaker who is not willing to compromise his film for a pile of Hollywood money and aims only to tell the story as it's meant to be told in a personal way.
Cox is more interested in showing only what Nijinsky clearly expressed and felt and is buoyed by the fact that his subject has the courage to speak his mind from his heart and not hold back his true feelings in the wake of the tragic circumstances surrounding his life.
Nijinsky in his diaries has taken exception with critics who don't take their audience into account and only react from their limited personal beliefs when they ignorantly slash away at things they don't grasp.
www.sover.net /~ozus/nijinsky.htm   (1633 words)

 Vaslav Nijinsky - Ystads kommun
Vaslav Nijinsky was one of the most skilful ballet dancers in the twentieth century.
Nijinsky's mental health deteriorated and in 1919 he was forced into a mental hospital.
Nijinsky never returned to the stage and spent the rest of his life in and out of mental hospitals, always cared for by his wife.
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 Vaslav Nijinsky Biography / Biography of Vaslav Nijinsky Biography
The ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950) electrified his audiences with a virtuosity directly related to the characterizations he forged by the genius of his imagination.
Vaslav Nijinsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 12, 1890 (some sources say 1888, others 1899).
She worked closely with Vaslav during the years he was the dazzling star of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and she a member of the company (she was later to choreograph numerous distinguished ballets, among them Les Noces--1923--and Les Biches--1924).
www.bookrags.com /biography-vaslav-nijinsky   (222 words)

 Knitting Circle Vaslav Nijinsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the age of nine, Vaslav Nijinsky and his sister Bronislava Nijinska trained at the Imperial Ballet School in St Petersberg and after he had graduated in 1907 at the age of 18 he first appeared in ballet at the Maryinska Theatre.
Vaslav Nijinsky became the leading dancer in Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russe which performed in Paris in 1909.
Vaslav Nijinsky became very popular, and in 1911 he appeared as Petrushka in the first performance of Igor Stravinsky's ballet.
myweb.lsbu.ac.uk /stafflag/vaslavnijinsky.html   (733 words)

 vaslav nijinsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An entry in his journals by Nijinsky stated that he did not wish his diary to be published as text, but rather photographed, for he believed that handwriting was another dimension of personality.
Vaslav Nijinsky did the reverse, spending the last thirty years of his life in his own universe, physically confined in a European asylum.
Iíve never met anyone interested in dance who could deny that Nijinsky is its God - my huge incentive to sit through this man's madness and feel touched by his intense passion, singularity and loneliness...and a little like I was taking a ferry ride after too much to drink...all those sparkling lights.
www.masterly-commissions.com.au /nijinsky.html   (254 words)

 Vaslav Nijinsky
The legend of Nijinsky relies not only in the fact that he was a virtuoso ‘dancer noble’ but also on the fact that the Ballet Russes fused a number of Art forms together…to produce a phenomenon.
Nijinsky was probably the first male icon of the ballet.
This it could be argued was part of his drawing power as a star and could be seen as a separate issue though clearly linked to his artistic achievements in terms of him 'speaking' to or from in part at least a culturally suppressed gay perspective.
web.ukonline.co.uk /michaelmoor/vaslav_nijinsky.htm   (647 words)

 CNN - Salon review: 'The Diary Of Vaslav Nijinsky -- The Unexpurgated Edition' - February 25, 1999
The diary itself comprises the contents of four notebooks Nijinsky kept between Jan. 19 and March 4, 1919, when he had already danced his last performance and was living with his wife, daughter, mother-in-law and assorted hangers-on in a rented villa in St. Moritz, Switzerland, just before his first incarceration for schizophrenia.
And Nijinsky's case is doubly problematic, since his total output was small, and only one of the dances that he choreographed for himself, "L'Apres-midi d'un faune," still survives in performance.
Acocella thinks it entirely possible that in writing the diary Nijinsky hoped to create a work of literature, but she offers it, wisely, for what it is: a footnote to genius, the last, sad record of a legend.
www.cnn.com /books/reviews/9902/25/diary.salon   (439 words)

 The Rugged Elegance World Marketplace | Books : The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky : Unexpurgated Edition
Nijinsky's diary was first published in 1936, in a heavily bowdlerized version that omitted almost half of his text.
Nijinsky's unexpurgated diary is an important document both for dance history and for psychiatry.
I found out fascinating details, such as the fact that Nijinsky began the diary the day he gave a deranged performance at a hotel, and probably meant it as proof that he was not as crazy as he seemed.
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 Voice Of Dance - Insights - Features
The dancer-choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky was born in Kiev of Polish stock in either 1888 or 1889; he danced his last performance in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in 1919 and died in London in 1950 after three decades of lengthy and agonizing sojourns in a series of mental hospitals.
What most intrigues film and ballet directors about Nijinsky is neither his choreography nor his dancing, but the diaries he kept through much of his career and through his institutionalization.
What, in brief, Cox's Nijinsky misses is any feeling for the artist who remade the rules of classicism in choreography and recast ballet in the male image, a process that has continued through the deification of Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov in our own time.
www.voiceofdance.org /Insights/features.test.cfm?LinkID=28000000000000100   (811 words)

 Mondo Kim's Online > Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this biographical interpretation of the life of Russian dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, one of the most influential performers of the early 20th Century, Australian director Paul Cox enlists the dramatic voice narration of Shakespearean actor Sir Derek Jacobi to read Nijinsky's diary.
In addition, characters from Nijinsky's dances, such as Petrouchka, the Faun, Blue God, and Golden Slave, are represented by dancers, though there is no footage of Nijinsky dancing in the film.
Nijinsky was born in 1889 in Kiev, Poland.
www.mondokims.com /detail.php?id=18861   (298 words)

 vaslav: Nijinsky, Vaslav   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky (1888-1950) Vaslav Nijinsky was born in Kiev, Russia, March 12, 1888, while his parents, dancers Eleonora Bereda and Foma Nijinsky were on tour.
Nijinsky, Vaslav, 1890–1950, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer; brother of Bronislava.
Vaslav Nijinsky Photo Gallery I've had some interest in the pictures I colourized of Nijinsky, so I've scanned some more photos in.
www.bitdaemons.com /vaslav.html   (227 words)

 The Diaries Of Vaslav Nijinsky: the culmination of a career
This is not the traditional television-style documentary that audiences have become used to: the film does not use a narrator, nor does it include the usual interviews with family, friends, colleagues and critics, intercut with shots of the dancer at work, at home, or walking down the street or along some deserted beach.
In 1917 Nijinsky, together with his wife and daughter, retreated to St Moritz in an attempt to escape his overbearing mentor Diaghilev and to await the end of the war.
Nijinsky has been hailed as one of the greatest dancers of all time yet his career was relatively short – he danced on the stage for only ten years.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/02/20/nijinsky.html   (1285 words)

 Vaslav Nijinsky - Dancer/choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky remembered in exhibition Dance Magazine - Find Articles
VASLAV NIJINSKY'S career was a play at the edge of eccentricity.
The myth of Nijinsky has grown up around the romanticized notion of the godlike dancer cut down in his prime by madness.
Nijinsky was a pioneer of modernism in the early 1900s.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1083/is_7_74/ai_63257058   (437 words)

 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: N :: Nijinsky, Vaslav
Vaslav Nijinsky was born in Kiev, March 12, 1888, while his parents, dancers Eleonora Bereda and Foma Nijinsky were on tour.
During his vacation Nijinsky went to Paris with his mentor and danced the leading roles in Le Pavillion d'Armida and Les Sylphides with Anna Pavlova in 1909.
Nijinsky, often considered the greatest male dancer of the 20th century, was noted for his jete and elevation.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/n/nijinsky.shtml   (305 words)

 Movies Other|   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the mode of his 1987 Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh is Paul Cox’s Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky.
Nijinsky began his journal in January 1919; seven weeks later he was committed to a sanitarium for the mentally ill, where he spent the remaining 30 years of his life.
We get occasional photos of Nijinsky (none of him in action exist); Cox fills out the hour and a half with his trademark shots of water and birds (cranes predominate) and flurried camera movement, and from time a dancer dressed up as Petrouchka staggers crazily through the woods.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/movies/trailers/documents/02378206.htm   (267 words)

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