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Dance Famous People

Subjects : performing-arts, dance
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1. Co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet






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






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






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






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






6. Pioneer of modern dance in Germany






7. In love with Carlotta Grisi






8. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style






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






10. Wrote against male dancers






11. He was a 'quadruple threat' he created the choreography - the lighting - the costumes and the music all himself -Tensile Involvement






12. Named the mother of modern dance






13. Experimental filmmaker/movie director






14. Invented the structure of the classic pas de deux






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






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






17. Launched careers of 5 great choreographers






18. D Man in the Water






19. PRINCIPLE OF FALL AND RECOVERY - KINETIC PANTOMIME






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






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






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






23. Wrote autobiography Confessions






24. Choreographed Jeux






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






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






27. First female ballet choreographer of the 20th century






28. French - Composed music for Le Train Bleu






29. Choreographed Lion King






30. Pelvic contraction and release






31. Director/founder of Ballet Russe






32. Choreographed Parade & Three-Cornered Hat






33. Brought ballet to the common person






34. Noted for his use of African elements






35. Choreographed La Sylphide






36. Starred in Prince of Whales






37. Points in Space -Composer: John Cage(partner) -Taught by Martha Graham






38. Father of classical ballet






39. Father of Russian ballet






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






41. African American modern Dance choreographer






42. Four Temperaments






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






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






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






46. AVANT GARDE -CHOREOGRAPHED AUREOLE






47. Founded American Dance Theater in New York City






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






49. Modern dance company that started in 1971






50. 1st principal dancer with Royal Ballet