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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