The best pictures of Vaslav Nijinsky

Posted in Best pictures, Dance, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Music on Wednesday, 5 August 2015

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The best pictures of Nijinsky show the peerless star of the Ballets Russes as dancer and choreographer.
The first picture shows Nijinsky with his frequent partner, Karsavina.

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Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina, Russian ballet dancers, at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden

The second picture shows Nijinsky beating time in the wings during the premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in Paris, 1913.

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With the sound of the huge orchestra drowned by the noise from the angry crowd, Nijinksy had to beat time for the dancers at the side of the stage, by Andrew Howat

The third picture shows Nijinsky as Petrouchka.

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Nijinsky as Petrouchka in the Stravinsky/Fokine ballet

Many more pictures of dance can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

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