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Dance Famous People

Subjects : performing-arts, dance
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1. Father of Russian ballet






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






3. Died of AIDS -created his own company






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






5. Director/founder of Ballet Russe






6. Leading dancer/choreographer for Ballet Russe






7. Brought ballet to Paris






8. Brought ballet to the common person






9. The art of making dances - 1959






10. Composer for 'The Afternoon of a Faun'






11. Choreographed Giselle but not given credit






12. Choreographed Dying Swan 1905 for Anna Povlova






13. Launched careers of 5 great choreographers






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






15. Choreographed Coppelia






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






17. African astheic choreography






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






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






20. La Spectre de la Rose






21. Writer of Giselle






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






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






24. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style






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






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






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






28. Named the mother of modern dance






29. 1st Albrecht






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






31. 1st principal dancer with Royal Ballet






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






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






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






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






36. One act ballets - Narrative had adult emotions






37. REBELLED AGAINST IDEA THAT DANCE HAD TO HAVE MEANING






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






39. PRINCIPLE OF FALL AND RECOVERY - KINETIC PANTOMIME






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






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






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






43. Choreographed Lion King






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






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






46. Wrote against male dancers






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






48. In love with Carlotta Grisi






49. Rite of Spring






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