The works are of similar size and their subjects are taken from the grand story of early-twentieth-century dance, including such milestones as The Rite of Spring (choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, music by Igor Stravinsky) and Parade (choreography by Leonide Massine
, music by Erik Satie, costumes and set by Pablo Picasso, scenario and libretto by Jean Cocteau).
Other choreographers have brought their vision and interpretation to The Rite of Spring, such as Leonide Massine
, Sasha Waltz, Yuri Possokhov and Kenneth MacMillan.
Kate had been fortunate enough to be mentored by Russian dancer and choreographer Leonide Massine
during her time at the school, and she'd even managed to get a job as his assistant.
The former ballerina and world renowned repetiteur shares her experiences working with such greats as Dame Ninette de Valois, Sir Frederick Ashton, Antony Tudor, Leonide Massine
, Dame Margot Fonteyn, Christopher Wheeldon and Matthew Bourne.
His first love affair was with a male cousin, but most of his lovers were dancers--Nijinsky, Leonide Massine
, Serge Lifar, and the list goes on--and many of them left him to marry women.
Classic Oscar-winning drama, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, starring Anton Walbrook, Moira Shearer (right), Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine
, Esmond Knight and Albert Basserman.
The book begins with the artist's journey to Rome in February 1917 to spend two months working with Jean Cocteau, Erik Satie and Leonide Massine
on Parade, his first ballet for Diaghilev.
This character piece is the composer's arrangement of a dance De Falla added to his 1919 ballet The Three-Cornered Hat as a solo for Leonide Massine
The one-acter was first staged with choreography by Leonide Massine
for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russe in 1920 and has passed through many choreographic hands since then.
She also danced the cancan with Leonide Massine
in his Boutique Fantasque in the 1948-49 season.
Nevertheless, Ashton was 17, had left his public school in England and had a job in the City before he took his first dance class with the Russian choreographer and dancer Leonide Massine