Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


(Biography) Léonide (leɔnid). 1896–1979, US ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Russia



Léonide, 1896–1979, U.S. ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Russia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Massine - French choreographer and ballet dancer (born in Russia) (1895-1979)Massine - French choreographer and ballet dancer (born in Russia) (1895-1979)
References in periodicals archive ?
Une soixantaine de musiciens dont Vera Ait Tahar, Feth Eddine Mehalla et Kheira Ben Haoua au violon, Lotfi Said et Walid Merabet en alto, Reda Mender a la contrebasse, Massine Bouchakour a la flute, Mohamed Abbad au hautbois, Lyamine Belaz a la clarinette, Tahar Radja au basson, Nour Eddine Guechoud au cor, Hacene Lounis a la trompette, Ehab Alkteish a la trombone, Hamza Mazen a la timbale, Sid Ali Larroum a la percussion et Di Nicola a la harpe.
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).
The cameras were also allowed to film Nureyev on his Mediterranean island of Li Galli, which once belonged to another Russian dancer, Massine.
His words proved to be prophetic, and the man who, during the glory days of Diaghilev's Ballet Russe did not know where the next thousand francs was coming from, through a strategic use of courage, daring and sheer cheek gave the world its greatest names, Picasso (as set and costume designer) Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov (composers); Bakst and Benois, Larionov and Natalia Goncharova (designers); Michel Fokine (choreographer) Ernst Ansermet and Igor Markevitch (conductors) and the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky, Leonid Massine, Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina - dancers whose names live on today wherever people who love the dance gather to remember former glories.
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.
This project draws from art history's famous vanguard of collaborative artists working within the performing arts, from Digalieve, Massine and Fokine to Childs, Glass, Wilson and Cunningham.
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.
He worked with choreographers including Michel Fokine, Leonide Massine, Bronislava Nijinska, Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille and Valerie Bettis.
He also revealed the way Massine influenced theatrical dance styles in Spain, a legacy similar to the influence the Ballets Russes had on Australian artists in the 1930s.
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.
The show is directed by Lorca Massine, who has been responsible for more than 50 ballets and musical productions which have graced the stages of La Scala, Milan and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Riders and horses demonstrate the close connection between human and horse - an exercise in perfect cooperation and almost invisible communication", says director Lorca Massine who has directed more than 50 ballets and musical productions which graced the stages of international opera houses.