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Dance Famous People

Subjects : performing-arts, dance
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1. Experimental filmmaker/movie director






2. REBELLED AGAINST IDEA THAT DANCE HAD TO HAVE MEANING






3. Choreographed Jeux






4. Professional tennis player Who was known for using ballet skills on the court






5. Credited for innovation of expressionist dance






6. Noted for his use of African elements






7. Director/founder of Ballet Russe






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






9. Four Temperaments






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






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






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






13. First female ballet choreographer of the 20th century






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






15. 1st principal dancer with Royal Ballet






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






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






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






19. Launched careers of 5 great choreographers






20. Still/Here






21. Founded American Dance Theater in New York City






22. Afternoon of a Faun






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






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






25. One act ballets - Narrative had adult emotions






26. Died of AIDS -created his own company






27. Choreographed Dying Swan 1905 for Anna Povlova






28. African astheic choreography






29. Known for brilliant divertissments






30. The art of making dances - 1959






31. Played Swanilda in Coppelia






32. Designed costumes and set of Afternoon of a Faune






33. French - Composed music for Le Train Bleu






34. Composer for 'The Afternoon of a Faun'






35. Choreographed Coppelia






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






37. Writer of Giselle






38. Pelvic contraction and release






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






40. Performed Monkshood Farewell






41. First lady of modern dance






42. Apollo - 1928






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






44. Pioneer of modern dance in Germany






45. PRINCIPLE OF FALL AND RECOVERY - KINETIC PANTOMIME






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






47. Rite of Spring






48. Movement in hips






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






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