Record ID:
36113992 (Libraries Australia Authorities)
Authority type:
  • Name.
Description conventions:
  • rda SSL
  • Kiev, Ukraine
  • London, England
Associated with:
  • Russia
  • Ballet dancer Choreographer
Used for:
  • Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950
  • Nijinsky, Waslav, 1890-1950
  • Nijinsky, Vaslav Fomitch, 1890-1950
  • Niżiński, Wacław, 1890-1950
  • Nijinski, Vaslav, 1890-1950
  • Nizhinskiĭ, Vat︠s︡lav, 1890-1950
  • Nizhinskiĭ, Vat︠s︡lav Fomitch, 1890-1950
  • Wikipedia, Aug. 5, 2013 (Vaslav (or Vatslav) Nijinsky (Russian: Ва́цлав Фоми́ч Нижи́нский; Polish: Wacław Niżyński; Ukrainian: Ва́цлав Томович Ніжи́нський; born March 12, 1889 or 1890 in Kiev; died April 8, 1950 in London; ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. 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 and was know for his ability to perform seemingly gravity-defying leaps. At age 9 he joined the Imperial Ballet School in St Petersburg; in 1909 he joined the Ballets Russes, a new ballet company started by Sergei Diaghilev. The choreographer and dancer Bronislava Nijinska was his sister and worked with him much of his career)
Local system number:
  • 000001120381
  • abv02906847
Cataloguing source:
  • ANL eng rda SSL
Authentication code:
  • kin