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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).

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