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Bronislava Nijinska 1908 Imperial Theater School Graduation

Bronislava Nijinska 1908 Imperial Theater School Graduation
Bronislava Nijinska at her graduation from the Imperial Theater School, 1908. Bronislava Nijinska Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (029.00.00) Digital ID # br0029

Bronislava Nijinska at her graduation from the Imperial Theater School, 1908. Bronislava Nijinska Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (029.00.00)
Digital ID # br0029

 

Bronislava Nijinska was one of the most remarkable figures in the development of twentieth-century choreography. Nijinska’s work reflected a pioneering combination of classical ballet and choreographic innovation. She joined the Ballets Russes as a dancer in 1909 and was made a principal dancer the next year. Between 1921 and 1924, Nijinska was ballet mistress and chief choreographer for the Ballets Russes. During her tenure with the company she choreographed nine ballets and numerous operas for Diaghilev.

via Online Exhibition – Serge Diaghilev and His World: A Centennial Celebration of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, 1909–1929 | Exhibitions – Library of Congress.

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Vaslav Nijinksy 1908 Imperial Theater School

Vaslav Nijinksy 1908 Imperial Theater School
Vaslav Nijinsky in dance practice clothes, 1908. Bronislava Nijinska Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (028.00.00) Digital ID # br0028

Vaslav Nijinsky in dance practice clothes, 1908. Bronislava Nijinska Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (028.00.00)
Digital ID # br0028

 

Vaslav Nijinsky joined the Ballets Russes as a dancer in 1909 and soon became an international star. Among the many artists associated with the Ballets Russes, only Nijinsky became a celebrity and a legend. As a dancer, he was admired for his outstanding ballet technique and dramatic onstage presence.

via Online Exhibition – Serge Diaghilev and His World: A Centennial Celebration of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, 1909–1929 | Exhibitions – Library of Congress.

 
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The Nijinsky Children

The Nijinsky Children
The Nijinsky children: Vaslav, Bronislava, and Stanislav, ca.1897. Bronislava Nijinska Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (027.00.00) Digital ID # br0027

The Nijinsky children: Vaslav, Bronislava, and Stanislav, ca.1897. Bronislava Nijinska Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (027.00.00)
Digital ID # br0027

Vaslav Nijinsky and his sister Bronislava Nijinska (1891–1972) are two of the most significant dance celebrities of the twentieth century. Born into a family of dancers, both graduated from the Imperial Ballet School in Saint Petersburg and contributed to the success of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes as dancers and choreographers.

 
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