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Dance Famous People

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1. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style

2. Directed the Paris Opera until he died from AIDS 1993

3. Impressionist music

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

5. Known for two ballet styles of Symphonic ballet: comedic and satirical

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

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

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

9. Choreographed Jeux

10. Considered the greatest male dancer of the romantic era

11. Known for her 'Pagan' style of dance

12. Director/founder of Ballet Russe

13. A pioneer of modern dance - established importance of the male dancer

14. Choreographed 'Revelations'

15. 1st principal dancer with Royal Ballet

16. Choreographed Dying Swan 1905 for Anna Povlova

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

18. Greatest contribution was his Kinetographic Laban (Labanotation) - a primary movement notation still used in dance today

19. 1st Albrecht

20. Choreographed Lion King

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

22. Father of Russian ballet

23. Acts of Light

24. African American modern Dance choreographer

25. Choreographs Snowflakes Act I of the Nutracker & Swan Lake

26. Choreographed Parade & Three-Cornered Hat

27. Wrote against male dancers

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

29. Modern dance company that started in 1971

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

31. Credited for innovation of expressionist dance

32. Four Temperaments

33. Petrouchka

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

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

36. Choreographed La Sylphide

37. Class grew into Judson's Church Group

38. Played Swanilda in Coppelia

39. D Man in the Water

40. Died of AIDS -created his own company

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


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

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

45. Director of St. Petersburg Ballet School in 1738

46. Composer for 'The Afternoon of a Faun'

47. Apollo - 1928

48. Choreographed Coppelia


50. Pelvic contraction and release