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Dance Famous People

Subjects : performing-arts, dance
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1. Performed Monkshood Farewell






2. Choreographed Giselle but not given credit






3. Petrouchka






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






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






6. United States nurse who campaigned for birth control and planned parenthood






7. One of the most prolific jazz composers of the 20th century






8. 1st Albrecht






9. Played Swanilda in Coppelia






10. Composer for 'The Afternoon of a Faun'






11. Impressionist music






12. Writer of Giselle






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






14. Financed Balanchine to come to US - helped found New York City Ballet - served as general director






15. EVERYDAY DANCE MOVES INSPIRED FROM REAL LIFE






16. Director of St. Petersburg Ballet School in 1738






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






18. First black man (hired by Balanchine to perform at NYCB) to break race barrier






19. Brought ballet to Paris






20. African astheic choreography






21. Wrote autobiography Confessions






22. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style






23. Pelvic contraction and release






24. First lady of modern dance






25. Wrote against male dancers






26. Choreographed Jeux






27. The art of making dances - 1959






28. Four Temperaments






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






30. Fall and recovery' technique-dancers learned to be proficient in balancing and ceding to the pull of gravity.






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






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






33. One act ballets - Narrative had adult emotions






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






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






36. Movement in hips






37. Still/Here






38. Father of Russian ballet






39. PRINCIPLE OF FALL AND RECOVERY - KINETIC PANTOMIME






40. Choreographed Lion King






41. Starred in Prince of Whales






42. Known for her 'Pagan' style of dance






43. First female ballet choreographer of the 20th century






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






45. Afternoon of a Faun






46. Father of classical ballet






47. Choreographed La Sylphide






48. Named the mother of modern dance






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






50. Choreographed 'Revelations'