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Dance Famous People

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1. Launched careers of 5 great choreographers

2. Died of AIDS -created his own company

3. Listed as choreographer of Giselle because He was widely respected

4. La Spectre de la Rose

5. First male dancer to make an impression in U.S.

6. Choreographed Coppelia

7. Directed the Paris Opera until he died from AIDS 1993

8. Rite of Spring

9. Known for her 'Pagan' style of dance

10. First female ballet choreographer of the 20th century

11. Class grew into Judson's Church Group

12. Defected from Russia and asked for political asylum in Paris

13. Known particularly for his long associations as musical director with Denishawn and Martha Graham.

14. Father of classical ballet

15. Choreographed Jeux

16. Choreographed Giselle but not given credit

17. Apollo - 1928

18. Designed costumes and set of Afternoon of a Faune

19. Associated with Danish-style ballet; equal roles for male and female dancers

20. Brought ballet to Paris

21. Horeography didn't necessarily go with music - simply occupied at the same place and time -

22. Movement in hips

23. Choreographed Dying Swan 1905 for Anna Povlova

24. Afternoon of a Faun

25. Musician who had an impact on Modern Dance -Created choreography at Merce Cunningham's Studio

26. Considered the greatest male dancer of the romantic era

27. D Man in the Water

28. Performed Monkshood Farewell

29. Danced in Berkeley's movies - First movie dancing star of 1930's 42nd street led to her success

30. Shortened skirt to show off pointe work - starred in La Sylphide

31. He was a 'quadruple threat' he created the choreography - the lighting - the costumes and the music all himself -Tensile Involvement

32. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style

33. Wrote against male dancers

34. Credited for innovation of expressionist dance

35. Liked to use special effects (mirrors) and many dancers for complex kaleidoscope figures - created the 'dancing camera' effect and monorail

36. Choreographed La Sylphide

37. Pioneer of modern dance in Germany

38. Opened a Wigman school in NYC in 1931 - brought German dance to U.S. but Americanized her technique.

39. Choreographed 'Revelations'

40. Choreographed Deeply There in 1988 in response to the AIDS epidemic


42. Modern dance company that started in 1971

43. Defected from Russia to US -Greatest danseur of the 20th century.

44. Combined spiritual with the theatrical

45. Founded American Dance Theater in New York City


47. Teaches people can do whatever they want choreographically as long as you explain your proces

48. Turned profits by slashing salaries of ballerinas so jockey club friends could have them as mistresses

49. Named the mother of modern dance

50. Acts of Light