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new, but not altogether unforeseen, direction. He has enlarged his sphere of activity beyond the actual boards of the theatre, and has, in some sense, assumed the mantle of M. Fokine, who had previously been responsible for the choreographic arrangement of most of the ballets. Already Nijinsky has designed the dancing of three new ballets: the Prélude à l'Après-Midi d'un Faune, Jeux, and Le Sacre du Printemps; and in so doing has taken definitely his place among the great master-ballet-dancers of history.

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