At Guidi's invitation, dance legends Leonide Massine
, Anna Sokolow, Ruthanna Boris, and Eugene Loring came to Oakland to stage their dances.
The company launched the careers of its five principal choreographers: Michel Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky, Leonide Massine
, Bronislava Nijinska and George Balanchine.
Parade was a radical ballet first performed on May 18, 1917, and created by a supergroup of worldfamous European artists with Ballets Russes, composer Erik Satie, writer Jean Cocteau, choreographer Leonide Massine
and artist Pablo Picasso.
The original Parade was a radical ballet first performed on May 18, 1917, and created by a supergroup of world-famous European artists with Ballets Russes - Erik Satie, Jean Cocteau, Leonide Massine
and Pablo Picasso.
Through some incredible stroke of destiny, the teacher who placed the ad turned out to be Leonide Massine
, a disciple of the great Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes.
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).They are either theatrical landscapes within which the corps de ballet moves (Rite of Spring) (all works cited, 2013) or empty sets (Stage with Shooting Stars).
17) of Lo'ie Fuller's swirling performances, to the Ballets Russes and Sergei Diaghilev, to the underestimated influence of early twentieth-century choreographer Leonide Massine
, to Rudolf von Laban's attempts to provide dance with a 'language of its own' (p.
Other choreographers have brought their vision and interpretation to The Rite of Spring, such as Leonide Massine
, Sasha Waltz, Yuri Possokhov and Kenneth MacMillan.
A highlight was the hugely colorful "Gaite Parisienne," by Leonide Massine
, which closed out the evening.
As chief choreographer, Blum hired the young George Balanchine, who was ousted in favor of Leonide Massine
, who gave way to Michel Fokine; Chazin-Bennahum describes the major dances each man made for the troupe.
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.