Vaslav & the Tramp 2

Dance · Film

Los Angeles, December 1916: An encounter between two great body-artists — Vaslav Nijinsky and Charles Chaplin. Never saw Nijinsky looking happier. Chaplin was making Easy Street. The Tramp met The Dying Swan in 1922.

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2 thoughts on “Vaslav & the Tramp

  1. debra levine Oct 17,2014 10:03 am

    Thank you, Bob, for pointing us to this footage! Debra L.

  2. Bob Boross Oct 15,2014 4:44 pm

    Chaplin drew inspiration for his film “Sunnyside” from Nijinsky. Here’s a mention in the National Gallery of Art’s video documentary on the Ballets Russes. The Chaplin reference starts at 16:23.


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