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Vaslav Nijinsky

(1889-1950), Ballet dancer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Russian-born dancer; celebrated for his spectacular leaps and sensitive interpretations, Nijinsky was a soloist at the Maryinsky Theatre before joining the Ballets Russes. He became a star performer of the company's Paris seasons, with triumphs such as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, which premiered on the 4 June 1910, at the Opéra Garnier.

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Vaslav Nijinsky, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82271

Vaslav Nijinsky

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1900s
NPG x82271

Vaslav Nijinsky in 'Shéhérazade', by (Auguste) Bert - NPG x134207

Vaslav Nijinsky in 'Shéhérazade'

by (Auguste) Bert
photogravure, 1911
NPG x134207

Vaslav Nijinsky and Serafima Astafieva in 'Cleopatre', probably by Ernst Sandau, published by  Hermann Leiser - NPG Ax160214

Vaslav Nijinsky and Serafima Astafieva in 'Cleopatre'

probably by Ernst Sandau, published by Hermann Leiser
matte bromide postcard print, January 1912
NPG Ax160214


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