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Fokine

Michel . 1880--1942, US choreographer, born in Russia, regarded as the creator of modern ballet. He worked with Diaghilev as director of the Ballet Russe (1909--15), producing works such as Les Sylphides and Petrushka
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Homage to Fokine" is showcasing three of his most remarkable works: Chopiniana, the ballet known in the west as Les Sylphides, which is a Romantic ballet of the 1830s in which a poet dances with airy sylphs in a glade, to Chopin's music; The Dying Swan, choreographed by Fokine in 1905 for the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who performed the dance about 4,000 times, depicts the last moments in the life of a swan; and Scheherazade, a colourful exotic ballet, which follows the beginning of the Arabian epic fairy tale, when Shahryar, king of India and China, pretends to go on a hunting trip to test his wife's fidelity.
Earlier, Mikhail Fokine, placed in two of his three starts, should open his account in the one-mile Irish Stallion Farms 2-Y-0 Maiden.
Peak To Creek ran one of his best races there,giving Fokine 7lb and being beaten only a neck.
Peak To Creek, who was conceding 7lb to Fokine, was held up off the pace early on but made stealthy progress towards the far rail in the final two furlongs and kept on gamely without quite pegging back the winner.
Orange County will get the 20th century with works by Fokine (``Chopiniana,'' ``Scheherazade,'' ``The Firebird'') and Balanchine's ``Jewels'' from Oct.
Mr Fokine said he had written to Foreign Secretary Robin Cook calling for the six-nation Contact Group on the former Yugoslavia to meet in Moscow, or elsewhere, to seek a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
Then Miss Fokine decided to take a chance on my promise as a character dancer and cast me as Mother Ginger.
T rained then by Barry Hills, Fokine, who faces 13 rivals, is with CH Yip, and on his first start for him was ninth in the Hong Kong Classic Mile.
The Joffrey's repertory includes notable works of John Cranko, Mikhail Fokine, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Agnes de Mille and Paul Taylor.
The Russian ambassador to Britain, Yuri Fokine, expressed his country's thanks during the unveiling of a memorial on Loch Ewe in Wester Ross.
Last August, Irine Fokine, niece of Michel Fokine, closed the doors of the Irine Fokine School of Ballet after 60 years and 52 annual Nutcrackers.
ERIC SAINT-MARTIN returned to the Sha Tin winner's enclosure for the first time in more than 20 months on Saturday when guiding Fokine and Dashing Thunder to victory, the former landing the West Coast Cup, the feature race on the card, writes Bob Tran.