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Dance Famous People

Subjects : performing-arts, dance
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Choregraphed (the sleeping beauty and nutcracker - swan lake)






2. Noted for his use of African elements






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






4. Wrote against male dancers






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






6. Experimental filmmaker/movie director






7. La Spectre de la Rose






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






9. Died of AIDS -created his own company






10. Still/Here






11. Choreographed Jeux






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






13. Class grew into Judson's Church Group






14. Founded American Dance Theater in New York City






15. Choreographed Coppelia






16. African American modern Dance choreographer






17. African astheic choreography






18. Composer for 'The Afternoon of a Faun'






19. Played Swanilda in Coppelia






20. First female ballet choreographer of the 20th century






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






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






23. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style






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






25. D Man in the Water






26. Father of classical ballet






27. Impressionist music






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






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






30. French - Composed music for Le Train Bleu






31. Father of Russian ballet






32. Combined spiritual with the theatrical






33. 1st Albrecht






34. Choreographed Broadway musicals- 'Kiss Me Kate' - 'My Fair Lady' - and 'Camelot'






35. Four Temperaments






36. First lady of modern dance






37. Movement in hips






38. Modern dance company that started in 1971






39. In love with Carlotta Grisi






40. Becomes chief ballet master after Petipa






41. Choreographed Dying Swan 1905 for Anna Povlova






42. Acts of Light






43. Credited for innovation of expressionist dance






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






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






46. Pelvic contraction and release






47. Choreographed Parade & Three-Cornered Hat






48. Starred in Prince of Whales






49. Wrote autobiography Confessions






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