In 1940, he abandoned the gypsy life to join the Ballet Theatre company, dancing his first solo in a piece by Agnes de Mille
Agnes de Mille
built a bridge between the world of ballet and the Broadway musical.
A celebrated American Ballet Theatre ballet master and former principal dancer, Orr also serves as the director of the Agnes de Mille
Dance Theatre Foundation.
About Agnes de Milles
' work, he once quipped to a Dance Magazine interviewer, "Anyone who's not lying in bed can do Agnes de Mille
The Tonys didn't start giving separate musical awards until 1949, but two choreographers did win that year, Agnes De Mille
(``Brigadoon'') and Michael Kidd (``Finian's Rainbow'').
Film tributes showed Tudor in interviews and rehearsals, commentaries by Agnes de Mille
and ABT director Kevin McKenzie, and illuminating footage of Tudor ballerinas like Nora Kaye, Sallie Wilson, and Gelsey Kirkland.
It was the first musical chosen as Best Play by the New York Drama Critics Circle, and Agnes De Mille
won a Tony Award for her outstanding dance direction.
Anyone who loved dance saw them, including Agnes de Mille
, who was a close friend of Martha Graham.
Pioneering choreographers such as George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Antony Tudor, Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille
, Kurt Jooss, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris.
With her characteristic asperity, Agnes de Mille
rehearses Amanda McKerrow in her final ballet, The Other.
Carol Easton has a difficult job in "No Intermissions," her biography of Agnes de Mille
De Lappe, a protegee of Agnes de Mille
, began her career working with her on classic musicals in the 1940s.
Agnes de Mille
, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins choreographed ballets to such Gould compositions as "Fall River Legend," "Clarinade" and "I'm Old Fashioned," respectively.
Well, I suppose Ninette de Valois, Agnes de Mille
, just possibly Birgit Cullberg, Janine Charrat, and Andree Howard, and--if she counts as classical--Twyla Tharp.
Fascinating interviews with Pearl Lang, Agnes de Mille
, Yuriko, Ethel Winter, Stuart and Linda Hodes, Mary Hinkson, and Miriam Cole reveal Graham's dark side and give us insights into her process and temperament.