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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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...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...

Lumbye, Hans Christian

Lumbye, Hans Christian (2 May 1810)   Quick reference

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...Lumbye, Hans Christian ( b Copenhagen , 2 May 1810 ; d Copenhagen , 20 Mar. 1874 ) Danish composer who wrote the music for many Bournonville ballets including Napoli ( 1842 ), Conservatory ( 1849 ), and The Lifeguards on Amager ( 1871...

Miró, Joán

Miró, Joán (20 Apr. 1893)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Miró, Joán ( b Montroig , 20 Apr. 1893 ; d Mallorca , 25 Dec. 1984 ) Spanish painter and designer . He did the designs for Nijinska and Balanchine 's Roméo et Juliette (with M. Ernst , 1926 ) and for Massine 's Jeux d'enfants ( 1932...

Crickmay, Anthony

Crickmay, Anthony (20 May 1937)   Quick reference

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...Crickmay, Anthony ( b Woking , 20 May 1937 ) British ballet and theatre photographer. He has worked mainly with the Royal Ballet, although also with companies in Europe and N. America. Noted for the glamour and polish of his dance...

Ansermet, Ernest

Ansermet, Ernest (11 Nov. 1883)   Quick reference

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...Ansermet, Ernest ( b Vevey , 11 Nov. 1883 ; d Geneva , 20 Feb. 1969 ) Swiss conductor . He was hired by Diaghilev in 1915 and conducted premieres of Stravinsky 's L'Histoire du soldat ( 1918 ), Chant du rossignol ( 1920 ), Pulcinella ( 1920 ), Renard ( 1922 ), and Les Noces ( 1923 ), also Satie's Parade ( 1917 ), de Falla 's Le Tricorne , and Prokofiev 's Chout (both 1923...

Ives, Charles

Ives, Charles (20 Oct. 1874)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Ives, Charles ( b Danbury, Conn. , 20 Oct. 1874 ; d New York , 19 May 1954 ) US composer . He wrote no ballet scores but his concert music has been used several times for dance, such as Balanchine 's Ivesiana (New York City Ballet, 1954 ), H. Spoerli 's Flowing Landscapes (Basel, 1975 ), and P. Martins 's Calcium Light Night (Spokane, Washington, 1977...

Stimmung

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...Stimmung Ballet in one act with choreography by Béjart, music by Stockhausen , set by R. Gernard , and costumes by J. Roustan . Premiered 19 Dec. 1972 by the Ballet of the 20th Century at the Free University, Brussels. It aims to create a dance equivalent of the music's hypnotic spacious quality, using slow motion gesture and some free improvisation around the choreographed...

Swope, Martha

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Swope, Martha ( b 1928–2017 ) US photographer who was official photographer of New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Some of her portraits have become iconic images of 20th-century dance. She was co-author of Martha Graham (with L. Leatherman ; New York, 1967 ) and New York City Ballet (with L. Kirstein ; New York, 1973...

Ziggurat

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...Ziggurat Modern dance in one act with choreography by Tetley , music by Stockhausen , designs by Baylis , and projections by Alan Cunliffe . Premiered 20 Nov. 1967 by the Ballet Rambert at the Cochrane Theatre in London with Chesworth , Curtis , Smith , Taylor , and Craig . Tetley's first created work for Rambert, it was inspired by the ancient Assyrian temple, and its rich associations with myth and...

Heritage Repertory

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...Heritage Repertory Term loosely used to denote ballets (mostly created in the 20th century) that have gained permanent positions with the repertory of a company. While distinct from the 19th-century classical canon, they are nonetheless perceived as having ‘classic’ status. Ballets by choreographers such as Tudor , Ashton , de Mille , Nijinska , Balanchine , and MacMillan come into this...

Beach Birds

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...Beach Birds Modern dance in one act with choreography by Cunningham , music by Cage , and costumes by Marsha Skinner . Premiered 20 Jun. 1991 by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Theater 11 in Zurich. An abstract, fluid work for eleven dancers, it was made using the LifeForms computer program. It was later revised for a film version called Beach Birds for Camera...

danse macabre

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...danse macabre The image of Death as a dancer, urging mankind forward in its heedless dance to destruction extends far back to ancient art and ritual but was particularly widespread during the 14th and 15th centuries. A 20th-century adaptation of this concept can be seen in Jooss's Green Table ( 1932...

Flick und Flocks Abenteuer

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...Flick und Flocks Abenteuer (Eng. title Flik and Flok ) Comedy ballet in three acts with choreography by P. Taglioni and music by Hertel . Premiered 20 Sept. 1858 at the Court Opera Berlin. This colourful tale of two friends' magical adventures was hugely popular, receiving over 400 performances in Berlin between 1858 and 1885 . It was revived for Milan ( 1862 ) and Vienna ( 1865...

Rowe, Marilyn

Rowe, Marilyn (20 Aug. 1946)   Quick reference

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...Rowe, Marilyn ( Marilyn Rowe Maver ) ( 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 standard classical and 20th-century roles and created roles in Prokovsky 's Anna Karenina ( 1974 ) and Hynd 's The Merry Widow ( 1975 ), among others. In 1978 she danced with the Bolshoi in Don Quixote with Kelvin Coe . In 1982 she was acting director of Australian Ballet, becoming deputy director...

Edur, Thomas

Edur, Thomas (20 Jan. 1969)   Quick reference

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...Edur, Thomas ( 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 principal. Noted for his elegant classical style and exemplary partnering skills, he appeared in most of the classics as well as the 20th-century repertory, creating roles in Roriz 's Seven Silences of Salome ( 1993 ) and McGregor 's 2Human ( 2003 ), among others. Between 1996 and 1997 he and Oaks danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet,...

Gad, Rose

Gad, Rose (20 Sept. 1968)   Quick reference

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...Gad, Rose ( 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 danced her first major role aged just 15, Cupid in Grigorovich's production of Don Quixote . A delicately formed, elegant dancer, she was ideally suited to the Bournonville repertoire but also danced much of the 20th-century repertory including Robbins 's Afternoon of a Faun and The Concert , Balanchine 's Theme and Variations , ...

Rake's Progress, The

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...with choreography by de Valois, music and libretto by Gavin Gordon , and design by Rex Whistler . Premiered 20 May 1935 by the Vic-Wells Ballet at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, with Gore and Markova . Its six scenes are based on the series of Hogarth paintings (hung in London's Sir John Soane's Museum) which depict the moral downfall of their feckless hero. It is regarded as one of the first ‘English’ ballets to be choreographed in the 20th century, not only because of the nationality of its collaborators and the source of its subject matter but...

Donn, Jorge

Donn, Jorge (28 Feb. 1947)   Quick reference

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...20th Century where he rapidly became a principal. A dancer with a magnetic stage presence, capable of great power as well as fluid lyricism, he created lead roles in many of Béjart's works, including Ninth Symphony ( 1964 ), Romeo and Juliet ( 1966 ), Nijinsky, clown de Dieu ( 1971 ), Notre Faust ( 1975 ), Dichterliebe ( 1978 ), and Magic Flute ( 1981 ). He also guested abroad with various companies including the Bolshoi. In 1976 he was appointed artistic director of the Yantra Company and in 1980 joint artistic director of Ballet of the 20th...

Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus

Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus (24 Jan. 1776)   Quick reference

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...und der Mäusekönig for The Nutcracker (chor. Ivanov, St Petersburg, 1892 ). Ashton and Massine choreographed dances for Powell's 1951 film based on the opera Tales of Hoffmann , and Béjart choreographed a dance version of the opera in 1961 for his Ballet of the 20th Century as did Darrell for Scottish Theatre Ballet in 1972...

Jordan, Stephanie

Jordan, Stephanie (21 Jan. 1951)   Quick reference

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...and was appointed Research Professor in Dance at the University of Surrey, Roehampton in 2000 . She is author and editor of numerous publications including Striding Out: Aspects of Contemporary and New Dance in Britain ( 1992 ), Moving Music: Dialogues with Music in 20th-Century Ballet ( 2000 ), and Stravinsky Dances: Re-Visions across a Century ( 2007...

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