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Dance Famous People

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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


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


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


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

50. Experimental filmmaker/movie director