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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Ballet of the 20th Century

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...Ballet of the 20th Century ( Ballet du XX e Siècle ) The Brussels-based company formed in 1960 with Maurice Béjart as director. Attached to the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, its repertoire was a showcase for Béjart 's own work, whose spectacular production values and highly coloured emotional content earned the company a high international profile through more than twenty years of touring. Productions included Sacre du printemps (mus. Stravinsky , 1959 , which Béjart choreographed for Ballet-Théâtre de Paris, the ensemble which eventually became...

Ballet of the 20th Century

Ballet of the 20th Century  

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The Brussels-based company formed in 1960 with Maurice Béjart as director. Attached to the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, its repertoire was a showcase for Béjart's own work, whose spectacular ...
William Dollar

William Dollar  

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(William Henry Dollar; born 20 April 1907 in East Saint Louis, Illinois, died 28 February 1986 in Flourtown, Pennsylvania), American dancer, ballet master, and choreographer. As one of the first ...
Henryk Tomaszewski

Henryk Tomaszewski  

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(born 20 November 1925 in Poznań), Polish dancer, mime, choreographer, teacher, and company director. Tomaszewski studied dance with Feliks Parnell and acting with Iwo Gall. After performing as a ...
Yang Meiqi

Yang Meiqi  

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(born 20 September 1945 in Shanghai), Chinese teacher, educator, and promoter of dance. In 1956 Yang was admitted to the National Dance Drama Section of the Beijing Dance Academy. After ...
Kathleen Gorham

Kathleen Gorham  

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(born 20 December 1932 in Sydney, New South Wales, died 30 April 1983 in Gold Coast, Queensland), Australian dancer. One of Australia's most widely loved ballerinas noted for her dramatic ...
Augusta Nielsen

Augusta Nielsen  

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(born 20 February 1822 in Copenhagen, died 29 March 1902 in Copenhagen), Danish dancer. Nielsen had a short but illustrious career with the Royal Danish Ballet under August Bournonville's guidance. ...
Tamara Khanum

Tamara Khanum  

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(Tamara Khanum; born 20 March [11 April] 1906 in Margelan, Uzbekistan, died 30 June 1991 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan), folk singer, dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Tamara Khanum's birth name was ...
Emerich Gabzdyl

Emerich Gabzdyl  

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(born 20 July 1908 in Ostrava-Vítkovice, Moravia, died 12 September 1993 in Ostrava), Czech dancer, choreographer, and teacher. At age fourteen Gabzdyl joined the Ostrava ballet, where his teacher ...
Anna Gardie

Anna Gardie  

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(died 20 July 1798 in New York City), French dancer. Four years after Madame Gardie made her Philadelphia debut on 26 April 1794 in Jean-François Arnould-Mussot's pantomime-ballet La Fôret Noire ...
Marilyn Rowe

Marilyn Rowe  

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(b Sydney, 20 Aug. 1946)Australian dancer and director. She studied at the newly founded Australian Ballet School in 1964, then joined the company, becoming principal in 1969. She danced many of the ...
Thomas Edur

Thomas Edur  

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(b Tallinn, 20 Jan. 1969)Estonian dancer. He studied at the State Ballet School and joined Estonian State Opera Ballet. With his partner Agnes Oaks he joined English National Ballet in 1990 as ...
Olga Ferri

Olga Ferri  

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(b Buenos Aires, 20 Sept. 1928)Argentinian dancer, choreographer, and director. She studied with A. Bulnes, then in Paris with V. Gsovsky and Zvereff, and later in the US. In 1959 she danced with Les ...
Rose Gad

Rose Gad  

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(b Copenhagen, 20 Sept. 1968)Danish dancer. She studied at the Royal Danish Ballet School from 1978 and after joining the company as an apprentice in 1985 was promoted to principal in 1991. She ...
Maria Alexandrova

Maria Alexandrova  

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(b Moscow, 20 Jul. 1978)She trained at the Moscow Choreographic Academy from 1988, studying with Sofia Golovina and others. In 1997 she graduated into the Bolshoi, becoming soloist in 1999 and ...
Sonia Arova

Sonia Arova  

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(b Sofia, 20 Jun. 1927; d California, 4 Feb. 2001)Bulgarian-British dancer and director. She studied with Preobrajenska, Lifar, and others and in 1942 joined the English International Ballet, moving ...
Kaleria Fedicheva

Kaleria Fedicheva  

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(b Ust-Ijory, 20 Jul. 1936; d 13 Sept. 1994)Soviet dancer. She studied at the Leningrad Choreographic School, graduating in 1955 into the Kirov Ballet. She was best known for her modern repertory and ...
Georgina Parkinson

Georgina Parkinson  

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(b Brighton, 20 Aug. 1938; d New York, 18 Dec. 2009)British dancer and ballet mistress. She studied at the Sadler's Wells Ballet School and joined the Royal Ballet in 1957. She was promoted to ...
Nina Popova

Nina Popova  

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(b Novorossisk, 20 Oct. 1922)Russian-US dancer, teacher, and ballet director. She studied with T. Wassilieff, Preobrajenska, Egorova, and Vilzak and began her career dancing with Ballet de la ...
Elaine Summers

Elaine Summers  

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(b Perth, Australia, 20 Feb. 1925)US dancer, choreographer, and film-maker. She studied with Graham, Cunningham, and others and was one of the original members of the New York Judson Church dance ...

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