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Vaslav (or Vatslav) Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century.[3] He grew to be celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations. He could perform en pointe, a rare skill among male dancers at the time[4] and his ability to perform seemingly gravity-defying leaps was legendary.

Nijinsky in Le Festin, a suit of classic dances performed on the opening night of the Ballets Russes in Paris, May

Nijinsky, the only man to wear pointe shoes. Here as the Rose.

Locura y talento, Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinski. Known as one of the best ballet dancers ever, unfortunately there is no clear footage of him............ shame.

Vaslav Nijinsky (around 1910 or 1912 I would imagine) From what I have read he is one of the most amazing dancers ever and was way ahead of his time. A pity that his illnesses took over and we have no footage of him dancing.

Bronislava Nijinska in ‘Petrouchka' (Ballets russes de Diaghilev), 1911 -Attributed to Eugène Atget [Nijinska was the first woman choregrapher in the history of dance]

chagalov: “Bronislava Nijinska in ‘Petrouchka’ (Ballets russes de Diaghilev), 1911 -Attributed to Eugène Atget [Nijinska was the first woman choregrapher in the history of dance] from ATE ”

Nijinsky in _Scheherezade_, 1910. So beautiful. So orientalist. Both things are true, yes.

Studies from the Russian ballet, London: The Fine Art Society Tamara Karsavina.