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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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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.
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.
As the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre, it was the most famous ensemble of the Tsarist Empire and its history is interwoven with many ballet greats including Rudolf Nureyev, Vaslav Nijinksy, Anna Pavlova, and Michel Fokine.
Rather than slammin' beats, hard-core raps, and posses, Ma plays Saint-Sa6ns' cello solo Le Cygne while Lil Buck (Charles Riley) performs his jookin' interpretation of Anna Pavlova's The Dying Swan, choreographed by Michel Fokine in 1905.
In the original performance in Paris, Pierre Monteux conducted and the choreographer was the great Michel Fokine.
Among the other dancers in the first company were Tamara Karsavina, Michel Fokine, and Adolf Bolm.