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John Lennon

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B. John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, d. 8 December 1980, New York City, New York, USA. John Winston Ono Lennon has been exhumed in print more ...

Torvill and Dean

Torvill and Dean  

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Jayne Torvill (b Nottingham, 7 Oct. 1957) and Christopher Dean (b Nottingham, 27 Jul. 1958), British ice dancers and Olympic gold medallists. As a partnership they revolutionized ice dancing, ...
Christopher Bruce

Christopher Bruce  

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(b Leicester, 3 Oct. 1945)British dancer, choreographer, and company director, whose career has been most closely associated with Rambert Dance Company. He studied in Scarborough and at the Rambert ...
Torvill and Dean

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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154 words

...make a work for English National Ballet. As professional skaters they mounted large-scale ice dancing shows and appeared in several television specials. They performed routines based on the musicals Mack and Mabel and Barnum , as well as tributes to ‘Fred and Ginger’ and John Lennon...

Bruce, Christopher

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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506 words

..., 1984 ), Sergeant Early's Dream (mus. folk-songs, 1984 ), Remembered Dances (mus. Janáček , 1985 ), Silence is the End of Our Song (Chilean poems, Royal Danish Ballet, 1985 ), Land (mus. Nordheim , London Festival Ballet, 1985 ), The Dream is Over (mus. John Lennon , the Cullberg Ballet, 1986 ), Waiting (mus. Errolyn Wallen , London Contemporary Dance Theatre, 1993 ), Moonshine (mus. Bob Dylan , Nederlands Dans Theater, 1993 ), Crossing (mus. Henryk Górecki , 1994 ), Meeting Point (mus. Michael Nyman , 1995 ), ...

Torvill and Dean

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
919 words

...by the skaters' blades. Other significant choreography includes “Encounter” ( 1984 ), a highly detailed dance based on the simple motif of a bent knee; “Tribute to Fred and Ginger” ( 1987 ), a modernist's analytical interpretation of the Astaire-Rogers style; “Tribute to John Lennon” ( 1990 ), an exploration of action and reaction with overt physical aggression influenced by Édouard Lock ; “Hat Trick” ( 1990 ), an intricate, amusing competition for a shiny red hat; “Iceworks” ( 1991 ), a choreography for video, incorporating skate sounds into the original...

Bruce, Christopher

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
940 words

...new intricacy of footwork and a greater rhythmic variety and connection with musical structure. Some recent dances have drawn upon popular music and its themes and have incorporated social dance steps, such as The Dream Is Over ( 1986 , for the Cullberg Ballet) to music by John Lennon ; Rooster ( 1991 , for the Geneva Ballet, revived for the London Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1992 ) to music by the Rolling Stones; Moonshine ( 1993 , for Netherlands Dance Theater 3) to music by Bob Dylan ; and Swansong , which includes protracted tap dance routines...

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