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(Russian ˈfɔkin; French fɔkin)
(Biography) Michel (miʃɛl). 1880–1942, US choreographer, born in Russia, regarded as the creator of modern ballet. He worked with Diaghilev as director of the Ballets Russes (1909–15), producing works such as Les Sylphides and Petrushka



Michel, 1880–1942, Russian choreographer.
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Koner was a student of the famed choreographer Michel Fokine, whose noteable works were mostly for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes.
It was presented as a choreographic drama choreographed by Michel Fokine, and performed within Sergei Diaghilev's "Russian Season" program.
Merce Cunningham stood at the nexus of classicism and modernism the way Russian-born choreographer Michel Fokine stood at the nexus of classicism and romanticism.
The St Petersburg-based company is one of the world's most acclaimed ballet companies, and will perform four short ballets choreographed by Michel Fokine.
He worked with choreographers including Michel Fokine, Leonide Massine, Bronislava Nijinska, Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille and Valerie Bettis.
The origins of the Ballets Russes are inextricably linked with the artistic vision of Michel Fokine.
However there are occasional portraits, including one of her daughter, Katya (1934), which sold at Sotheby's, London, in December 2004 for 120,000 [pounds sterling], while her elegant full-length reclining Vera Fokina, wife of the choreographer Michel Fokine, sold at Sotheby's, New York, last April well above the estimated $200-300,000 for a record $688,000.
The productions are notable for their imaginative reconstruction of what has already been greatly admired in the world and, for the first time in its history, the Royal Ballet is presenting Le Spectre de la Rose (music by Weber, original choreography by Michel Fokine, decor by Bakst) and its achievement is something to applaud.
This season also will include performances of ballets by choreographers who influenced Balanchine, notably August Bournonville, Michel Fokine and Marius Petipa.
Major choreographers of the twentieth century including George Balanchine, Leonide Massine, Bronislava Nijinska, and Michel Fokine offered their choreographic visions to his troupe, which performed from 1910 through 1929 throughout western Europe.
Future tours to Liverpool may include a tribute to the choreographer Michel Fokine, with stagings of Petrouska and Les Sylphides.
She was a student of Michel Fokine, Eugenia Edwardrova and other famous Russian ballet teachers.