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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)
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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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Modest Mussorgsky – Борис Годунов / Boris Godunov: Prologue and Act I, 1/4

Modest Mussorgsky – Борис Годунов / Boris Godunov: Prologue and Act I, 1/4

 
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Boris Godunov; Moussorgski (Paris, 1908), Diaghilev

Boris Godunov; Moussorgski (Paris, 1908), Diaghilev
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Souvenir program for 1908 performances of Boris Godunov at the Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. Bronislava Nijinska Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (002.00.00)

After completing his secondary school studies in Perm, Russia, Serge Diaghilev traveled throughout Europe and developed his interest in visual arts. With artists Léon Bakst (1866–1924) and Alexandre Benois (1870–1960), he cofounded the journal Mir iskusstva (The World of Art) in 1898. In 1906, Diaghilev arranged an exhibition of Russian art in Paris and organized a festival of Russian music at the Théâtre National de l’Opéra the next year. In 1908, Diaghilev returned to Paris to present six performances of Modest Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov—the opera’s first performance outside Russia.

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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Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune – YouTube

 
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