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Vaslav Nijinsky

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(1888–1950)

Russian ballet dancer and choreographer regarded as one of the greatest dancers in the history of ballet. He was greatly encouraged by Sergei Diaghilev, who built up...

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Vaslav Nijinsky

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(1888–1950)

Russian ballet dancer and choreographer regarded as one of the greatest dancers in the history of ballet. He was greatly encouraged by Sergei Diaghilev, who built up...

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Alone into the World: Reflections on Solos from 1919 by Vaslav Nijinsky and Mary Wigman

Ramsay Burt.

in On Stage Alone

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 9274 words.

This is a deeply textured argument that raises questions about the bonds connecting aloneness, relationality, and the ecstatic state, with reference to the theories of Maurice Blanchot and...

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Nijinsky, Vaslav (1888–1950)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 361 words.

Russian ballet dancer and choreographer regarded as one of the greatest dancers in the history of ballet. He was greatly encouraged by Sergei ...

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Nijinsky, [Vaslav Fomich] (12 March 1890)

Robert Leach.

in The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 66 words.

(b. Kiev, Russia, 12 March 1890; d. London, 8 April 1950)

Dancer and choreographer. His

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Nijinsky, Vaslav (12 March 1889)

Joan Acocella.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 5496 words.

(Vatslav Fomich Nizhinskii; born 12 March 1889 [1890?] in Kiev, Ukraine, died 8 April 1950

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Vaslav Nijinsky's Notes for Jeux

John McGinness.

in The Musical Quarterly

January 2005; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Music. 10246 words.

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Nijinsky, Vaslav (12 Mar. 1889)

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 719 words.

Russian dancer and choreographer. The most famous dancer of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and one of the towering figures of 20th-century ballet. He was the son of the Polish dancers ...

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Nijinsky, Vaslav (1890–1950) ([Dance])

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 72 words.

A Russian dancer, who trained at the Imperial Ballet School in St Petersburg and became one of the leading dancers in Diaghilev's Ballet Russe....

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Nijinsky, Vaslav (1890–1950)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 59 words.

often regarded as the greatest male ballet dancer of the 20th century. Dancing with the Ballets Russes, his most

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Jeux

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 33 words.

(‘Games’). Ballet (poème dansé) by Debussy to a scenario by Vaslav Nijinsky; it was choreographed by Nijinsky, with designs by ...

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Sacre Du Printemps, Le

Joan Acocella.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 1066 words.

English title: The Rite of Spring. Scenes of pagan Russia in two parts. Choreography: Vaslav Nijinsky. Music: Igor

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Après-midi D'un Faune, L'

Joan Acocella.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 856 words.

Ballet in one act. Choreography and libretto: Vaslav Nijinsky. Music: Claude Debussy. Scenery and costumes: Léon Bakst.

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Chalif, Louis Harvey

Joseph Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 1305 words.

Chalif, Louis Harvey (25 December 1876–24 November 1948), ballet dancer and teacher, was born in Odessa, Ukraine. His parents’ names are unknown. A graduate of the Russian Imperial Ballet...

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“[W]‌ithout the assistance of any girls”

Penny Farfan.

in Performing Queer Modernism

September 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 5933 words.

This chapter focuses on Vaslav Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun (1912) to consider how modernist performance could queer sex without representing same-sex relations and in the process become...

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Dancing Bodies and Modernity

Ramsay Burt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

December 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8593 words.

This article explores the emergence of modernist dance and ballet in the early twentieth century. It focuses on Vaslav Nijinsky's famous production of Sacre du printemps, performed by...

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Vreeland, Diana Dalziel

Sally Greene.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism. 1555 words.

Vreeland, Diana Dalziel (1903?–22 August 1989), fashion editor, was born in Paris, France, the daughter of Frederick Young Dalziel, a Scottish stockbroker, and his American wife, Emily Key...

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Joan Acocella

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(b San Francisco, 13 Apr. 1945)

US dance writer. She studied at Smith College and at the Universities of Padua, California (Berkeley), and Rutgers, becoming critic for Dance...

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Nijinska, Bronislava

Nancy Van Norman Baer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 2154 words.

Nijinska, Bronislava (08 January 1891–21 February 1972), ballet dancer and choreographer, was born in Minsk, Russia, the third child of the Polish dancers Tomasz Nijiński (Russian: Foma...

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Prologue

Lucia Ruprecht.

in Gestural Imaginaries

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance and Music. 9310 words.

The Prologue investigates The Rite of Spring in a triangular reading. It juxtaposes an analysis of Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography with two signature texts on the piece, which are also key...

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The Amplification of Affect: Tension, Intensity and Form in Modern Dance

Paul Atkinson and Michelle Duffy.

in Modernism and Affect

June 2015; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7475 words.

In Chapter 5 affect is considered as corporeal tension and intensity in two modernist works by the Ballets Russes, Léonide Massine’s Parade (1917) and Vaslav Nijinsky’s L’après-midi d’un...

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