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Meet The Artists

Artists from Western Europe & Africa

Ashton, Frederick
choreography / British classicism / Royal Ballet
Balanchine, George
choreography / neoclassicism / New York City Ballet
Bausch, Pina
Tanztheater Wuppertal / German modern dance
Beauchamps, Pierre
danse d’ecole / l’Académie Royale de Musique et de Danse / comédie-ballet
Béjart, Maurice
nonconformist choreography / Ballet of the 20th Century / Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Bel, Jérôme
choreographer / experimental dance
Blasis, Carlo
pedagogy / dance writing
Bourne, Matthew
choreography / gender-related themes / New Adventures
Bournonville, August
choreography / pedagogy / dance writing / Royal Danish Ballet
Bruhn, Erik
premier danseur noble / guest artist / National Ballet of Canada
Cecchetti, Enrico
pedagogy / character roles
Cherkaoui, Sidi Larbi
Belgian contemporary dance / interdisciplinary creation / Les Ballets C. de la B.
Cranko, John
full-length story ballets / Stuttgart Ballet
de Beaujoyeulx, Balthazar
choreography / French court
de Camargo, Marie-Anne de Cupis
costume reform / star status / dance rivalry
De Keersmaeker, Anne Teresa
Rosas / PARTS / dance and music
de Medici, Catherine
Queen of France / dance and politics
de Valois, Ninette
choreography / Royal Ballet / Birmingham Royal Ballet / National Ballet of Canada
Decouflé, Philippe
video-danse / DCA / Alwin Nikolais
Diaghilev, Serge
Ballets Russes / impresario / modernist experimentation
Didelot, Charles-Louis
pedagogy / aerial ballets / costume reform
Duato, Nacho
Compañía Nacional de Danza / Nederlands Dans Theatre
Duncan, Isadora
emotion / spirituality / “The Dancer of the Future”
Ek, Mats
Cullberg Ballet / revisionist Giselle
Elssler, Fanny
dance rivalry / Romantic era ballet / international touring
Fabre, Jan
multidisciplinary creation / performance art / Troubleyn
Fokine, Michel
Ballets Russes / choreography / dance theory
Fonteyn, Margot
star status / Royal Ballet / guest artist
Forsythe, William
The Forsythe Company / Frankfurt Ballet / post-modern ballet
Fuller, Loie
special effects / dance copyright
Guillem, Sylvie
technical virtuosity / contemporary repertoire / international guest artist
Holm, Hanya
choreography / pedagogy / Broadway musicals / dance copyright
Jaques-Dalcroze, Émile
music training / rhythmic gymnastics / eurhythmics / improvisation
Jooss, Kurt
choreography / Folkwang Tanztheater / The Green Table
Khan, Akram
choreography/ Akram Khan Company / contemporary kathak
Kylián, Jirí
choreography / Nederlans Dans Theatre
Laban, Rudolf von
dance theory / Labanotation / movement choirs
Lifar, Serge
choreography / Ballets Russes / Paris Opera Ballet / dance writing
Louis XIV, Louis XIV
French court / The Sun King / l’Académie Royale de Musique et de Danse
MacMillan, Kenneth
choreography / Birmingham Royal Ballet / Royal Ballet
Mantsoe, Vincent Sekwati Koko
solo dancer/ Afro-fusion
Markova, Alicia
Giselle / career longevity / English National Ballet
Massine, Léonide
choreography / Ballets Russes / dance films / dance writing
Neumeier, John
choreography / Hamburg Ballet
Newson, Lloyd
choreography / DV8 Physical Theatre / film and video
Nijinska, Bronislava
Ballets Russes / modernist choreography / gender-related themes
Nijinsky, Vaslav
Ballets Russes / revolutionary choreography
Nikolais, Alwin
Nikolais Dance Theater / Nikolais-Louis Foundation for Dance
Noverre, Jean-Georges
aesthetic rebellion / dance writing / ballet d’action
Nureyev, Rudolf
star status / guest artist / choreography
Perrot, Jules
choreography / Romantic era ballet
Petipa, Marius
choreography / Imperial Russian Ballet
Petit, Roland
choreography / dance films / musical revues
Platel, Alain
radical dance theatre / Les Ballets C. de la B. / improvisation
Sallé, Marie
dance rivalry / costume reform / ballet d’action
Schlemmer, Oskar
Theatre Workshop of the Bauhaus / architectonic dances / Triadic Ballet
Taglioni, Filippo
Romantic era ballet / choreography
Taglioni, Marie
dance rivalry / Romantic era ballet / pointe work
Teshigawara, Saburo
choreography / Karas / Tokyo
Tudor, Antony
choreography / psychological ballets / American Ballet Theatre
Vandekeybus, Wim
choreography / Ultima Vez / multidisciplinary artist
Weaver, John
pantomime / dance writing / ballet d’action
Wigman, Mary
Ausdruckstanz / structured improvisations / Witch Dance