Share this entry

Share this page

Nijinsky, Vaslav

Syllabification: Ni·jin·sky, Vaslav
Pronunciation: /nəˈZHinskē, -ˈjin-, nyi-
 
/

Definition of Nijinsky, Vaslav in English:

( 1890–1950), Russian ballet dancer and choreographer; full name Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky. The leading dancer with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes from 1909, he also choreographed Debussy’s L’Après-midi d’un faune (1912) and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (1913).

Definition of Nijinsky, Vaslav in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day odium
Pronunciation: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…