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Dance History

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1. Child actress could dance and sing very well - was able to keep up with Bill Robinson in tap dancing - was seen as the hope during the Great Depression.

2. Innovative United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1941)

3. Works to question the complexities of real life

4. Alwin Nikolais - had a lot of ribbons - very involved in the sounds - wearing skin colored clothes - drum music - elastic ropes and strings - all across stage

5. Choreographed by Fokine - star was Pavlova - composer was Camille Saint Saenz - two minutes long

6. This is a dynamic way to use the space of the dance floor to a fuller extent

7. Started in NYC by Robert Joffrey - small company - repertoire was eclectic and contemporary - reconstructed works from Diaghilev's Ballets Russes - Financially weak - often folded - moved to LA then chicago

8. Choreographed 'Lion King'; worked with untrained dancers and combined AFrican and Caribbean with ballet and modern

9. Performed with New York City Ballet under Balanchine - later founded Dance Theatre of Harlem - first African American principle dancer

10. Choreographer of Parade & Three-Cornered hat - known for symphonic ballet - comedy satire - character dancing - and color

11. 1st male dancer to make an impression in United States. Danced with Dane Margo Fontain in the Royal Ballet; died of AIDS

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

13. Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1920) extended the right to vote to women in federal or state elections.

14. Sharp powerful movement; angle

15. A jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s

16. First book of choreography; published posthumously in 1959

17. Outstanding for the way he combined expressive movements with dance steps; - choreographed the ballet Giselle

18. Choreographer of Robert le Diable (1831) father of marie - Marie was a dancer and always looked like She was floating when dancing

19. Allowed people to dim lights; allowed for lighting changes; used for special effects in background of plays and dance such as ghosts

20. Pilobolus - human jousting horses

21. Confirmed that Balanchine was an experimentalist - Africanist principles in his rhythmic scores - turns not resolved as in ballet - they just stop - take 'one' counts rather than 'and' counts

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

23. Beginning of modern dance - danced with bare feet - wore flowing Greek-style robe - died being strangled from a long-flowing scarf caught in a car wheel

24. HIV - choreographed Still Here - organized survivor workshops

25. Teacher in Merce's studio Who is remembered for creating a competitive environment filled w/ experimentation for new dance styles

26. Music by Stravinsky - ancient Greek contest debate between forces.

27. French for 'big dance for two' - Entrae - Adagio duet - Male solo - Female solo - Coda - plot structure of Petipa

28. A pioneer of modern dance - established importance of the male dancer - created masculine movement style - founded own company in 1947; died of prostate cancer

29. Russian dancer and choreographer; considered one of greatest male ballet dancers; became artistic director of American Ballet Theatre

30. Wrote Discourse on the Origins of the Inequality of Mankind; wrote The Social Contract; wrote Confessions; believed that emotions as well as reason were important to human development but sent his own children to orphanages

31. Based on Bill T. Jones' seminar workshops; swirling with arms out to side - spinning - stomping feet - flying

32. About a group of friends and neighbors during a final decline of a man

33. Ballet with music by Erik Satie and a one-act scenario by Jean Cocteau. The ballet was composed 1916-1917 for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. The ballet premiered on Friday - May 18th - 1917 at the Thaa

34. Any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact; Nijinsky had this illness

35. African American social dance in the 1920s; spurred the Jitter Bug

36. Modern Dance Choreographer-- mixed media extravaganza's celebrating the electronic age; choreographed Tensile Involvement

37. 1896-1976 - American - Choreographer - Developed 1930's film fantasy with his daredevil and genius dance design - developed the stage style musical film into a more involved multi-shot fantasy film style with overhead shots - use of tiered set desig

38. Choreographed by Petipa & Ivanov - Odette (under a spell) & Odile look alike - Prince Siegfried (Odette saves other swans & tells him her tale) - his mother throws a ball for him to find a wife - Odile shows up as Odette & Prince commits his love to

39. Hungarian choreographer who developed Labanotation (1879-1958); Established the Choreographic Institute in Zurich - Founded branches across Europe - Kinetographie Laban=labanotation - primary movement - notation stilled used today in dance - Conte

40. Reform Russian Ballet - choreographed Dying Swan 1905 for Anna Povlova (2 minutes long) - accused of being influenced by Isadora Duncan - teacher & choreographer rather than a refined dancer

41. American leader of the movement to legalize birth control during the early 1900's. As a nurse in the poor sections of New York City - she had seen the suffering caused by unwanted pregnancy. Founded the first birth control clinic in the U.S. and the

42. Embraces conflict - polyrhythmic - pelvis off centered - high affect juxtaposition (intenseness of feeling) - ephebism (power - vitality) - cool (intensity) - improvisation

43. Inspired by Gautier's novel The Story of the Mummy - very complicated - spectacular - successful ballet - Aspica is the daughter - English Lord in sand storm goes into tomb & gets put into an opium dream where he becomes Tahor and saves Aspico from a

44. A serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

45. One of the artistic giants of the twentieth century. Helped found the Cubist and Abstract movements. During his life - 1881-1973 - he worked in various media and is noted for scores of important works. His painting Guernica is one of the most powerfu

46. End of ACT I - Aurora partnered with 4 different princes - en pointe a rose is exchanged. Difficult.

47. Any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom

48. Scene where Odile shows up to the ball & dances with Prince Siegfried - very famous dance

49. Famous for her incredible technique - lightness - and ethereal presence -(1804-1884) -Introduced new costume design (bare neck/shoulders - tutu) -Perfected dancing en pointe -La Sylphide`

50. An African American section of New York City. Many A/A writers and artists gathered in Harlem