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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






41. PRINCIPLE OF FALL AND RECOVERY - KINETIC PANTOMIME






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






46. EVERYDAY DANCE MOVES INSPIRED FROM REAL LIFE






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