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Dance Famous People

Subjects : performing-arts, dance
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1. Choreographed Deeply There in 1988 in response to the AIDS epidemic






2. Brought ballet to Paris






3. Named the mother of modern dance






4. Agon - 1957






5. Co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet






6. Director/founder of Ballet Russe






7. African astheic choreography






8. Noted for his use of African elements






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






10. EVERYDAY DANCE MOVES INSPIRED FROM REAL LIFE






11. Choreographed Parade & Three-Cornered Hat






12. Petrouchka






13. Sleeping Beauty (1912)- very expensive and unsuccessful






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






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






16. Choregraphed (the sleeping beauty and nutcracker - swan lake)






17. Chance dance' - focusing on the dance itself and was not interested in telling a story (fliped a coin)






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






19. AVANT GARDE -CHOREOGRAPHED AUREOLE






20. Died of AIDS -created his own company






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






22. Performed Monkshood Farewell






23. His theory of 'decentrailization' involved inhibiting the dancer with abstract props and costumes so that the dancer could discover themselves.






24. Leading dancer/choreographer for Ballet Russe






25. Modern dance company that started in 1971






26. Becomes chief ballet master after Petipa






27. Movement in hips






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






29. Visual artist who did much of the scenery for Ballet Russe






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






31. Choreographed Coppelia






32. Points in Space -Composer: John Cage(partner) -Taught by Martha Graham






33. Writer of Giselle






34. Pioneer of modern dance in Germany






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






36. Starred in Prince of Whales






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






38. Father of Russian ballet






39. Father of classical ballet






40. Still/Here






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






42. Apollo - 1928






43. Invented the structure of the classic pas de deux






44. Developed new ways to use light and movement in her choreography






45. Eccentric individualist/American choreographer -embraced experimental approaches such as silence






46. One act ballets - Narrative had adult emotions






47. First lady of modern dance






48. REBELLED AGAINST IDEA THAT DANCE HAD TO HAVE MEANING






49. Introduced flying wires - raised the standard of pointe work






50. Experimental filmmaker/movie director