Massine


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French choreographer and ballet dancer (born in Russia) (1895-1979)

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The introduction of Massine's then-controversial "symphonic ballets"-- symbolic or quasi-programmatic creations set to the symphonies of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Berlioz--and the presence of three remarkable teenage girls (Irina Baronova, Tatiana Riabouchinska, and Tamara Toumanova, who became known as the "baby ballerinas") were the big drawing attractions of the new troupe.
In the twenties and thirties no choreographer was more celebrated than Loenide Massine. Born in Russia in 1895 and trained at the Bolshoi, he was "discovered" by Serge Diaghilev, who made him the star dancer of his Ballets Russes and the choreographer of works such as Parade (1917) and Pulcinella (1920) that launched the vogue for Modernist ballet.
The Satie-Jean Cocteau-Pablo Picasso-Leonide Massine Parade has until recently received considerably less scholarly scrutiny even if ballet productions of it have been undertaken by various companies, including the Metropolitan Opera (whose production premiered 21 February 1981).
In addition, the Ballets Russes presented some of the greatest dancers in the world, choreographed by the likes of L eonide Massine, George Balanchine, and Serge Lifar.
Caption: Leonide Massine, Milada Mladova and Franklin' in the film The Gay Parisian (1941)
The August edition of Brolga: An Australian Journal about Dance (inaugurated by my predecessor, Dr Michelle Potter) featured a major article on the legendary Russian choreographer, Leonide Massine, who was Serge Diaghilev's third and possibly most influential dance maker.
The fact that director Lorca Massine and his creative team manage to pull it off is a tribute to them and to the excellence of each and every performer - from the narrator and his locally-recruited children as they talk about the history of horses to Paul de Olivera, the last student of Cossack general Vladimar Trittkov and his team of stunt riders.
She also danced the cancan with Leonide Massine in his Boutique Fantasque in the 1948-49 season.
From the 1930s to the 1960s, they were a nexus of splendid dancing; of magnificent choreography, by Leonide Massine, George Balanchine, David Lichine, and others; and of fantastic spectacle, including costumes and scenery by such distinguished artists as Matisse and Dali.
Dame Ninette was a virtuoso dancer in her youth with the Massine, Lopokova and Diaghilev Companies.
Caption: Clockwise from center: Alexandra Danilova; in Giselle; rehearsing, circa 1952; with Frederic Franklin in Balanchine's Danses Concertantes; at the Metropolitan Opera House, 1957; with Patricia McBride, 1974; in rehearsal with Leonide Massine, circa 1939
Stravinsky wrote earth-shattering music, Lifar and Massine created the appropriate choreography to fit his revolutionary scores - and all of it for Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes.
Full of recipes from the major ballet stars of her day (including choreographers such as Sir Frederick Ashton and Leonide Massine), The Ballet Cook Book stretches beyond the trappings of the genre to include anecdotes about the dancers who contributed, providing snapshots of the artists who defined the era.
From Fokine to Massine and on to Mary Wigman, Antony Tudor, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Pina Bausch it was the choreographer who was at the forefront of huge changes in the arts.