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Dance Famous People

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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


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


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