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Dance Famous People

Subjects : performing-arts, dance
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1. Class grew into Judson's Church Group






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






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






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






5. Launched careers of 5 great choreographers






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






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






8. First lady of modern dance






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






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






11. Becomes chief ballet master after Petipa






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






13. Choreographed Lion King






14. Brought ballet to the common person






15. Chance dance' - focusing on the dance itself and was not interested in telling a story (fliped a coin)






16. Played Swanilda in Coppelia






17. Modern dance company that started in 1971






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






19. REBELLED AGAINST IDEA THAT DANCE HAD TO HAVE MEANING






20. Choreographed Jeux






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






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






23. 1st principal dancer with Royal Ballet






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






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






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






27. AVANT GARDE -CHOREOGRAPHED AUREOLE






28. Rite of Spring






29. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style






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






31. La Spectre de la Rose






32. Wrote autobiography Confessions






33. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style






34. Writer of Giselle






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






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






37. Choreographed 'Revelations'






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






39. Performed Monkshood Farewell






40. Known for brilliant divertissments






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






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






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






44. Choreographed La Sylphide






45. Listed as choreographer of Giselle because He was widely respected






46. Pelvic contraction and release






47. Wrote against male dancers






48. African astheic choreography






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






50. Choreographed Giselle but not given credit