Definition of Nijinsky
1. Noun. Russian dancer considered by many to be the greatest dancer of the 20th century (1890-1950).
Generic synonyms: Dancer, Professional Dancer, Terpsichorean
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Literary usage of Nijinsky
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Modern Dancing and Dancers by John Ernest Crawford Flitch (1912)
"In February 1911 the world of the theatre was astounded to hear that nijinsky had been asked to withdraw from the Imperial Opera at St Petersburg. ..."
2. Cubists and Post-impressionism by Arthur Jerome Eddy (1914)
"Both the music of M. Stravinsky and the choreography of M. nijinsky are more ... As every one knows by this time, M. nijinsky is the apostle of a sort of ..."
3. Music After the Great War, and Other Studies by Carl Van Vechten (1915)
"It is true that nijinsky altered his original performance for a few evenings; ... Carnaval is undoubtedly the best of the lot, although nijinsky as the rose ..."
4. Joseph Csáky: A Pioneer of Modern Sculpture by Edith Balas (1998)
"Vaslav nijinsky (1891-1950) was the lead dancer of the Russian Royal Ballet, and later that of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. He later had to leave the stage ..."
5. The New Music Review and Church Music Review by American Guild of Organists (1906)
"It is a question whether an actual acquaintance with the poem would have aided nijinsky to achieve that interpretation which aroused the admiration of Rodin ..."