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Massine

L?onide . 1896--1979, US ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Russia
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The cubist painter Picasso and that most daring of choreographers, Leonide Massine, have staged it, thus consummating for the first time this union of painting and dance -- of plastic and mime --$which heralds the advent of a more complete art.
Irina Baronova created the role of Passion--the central love symbol in Les Presages--in 1933; Anna Volkova danced the spirited role of Frivolity, symbolising humankind's optimism and joyousness; and Valrene Tweedie, who relished the swirling masses Massine created in Choreartium, regards this most abstract of his ballets as possibly his best.
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.
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.
The Joffrey will open its engagement with the Diaghilev program, presenting then-avant garde ballets by Vaslav Nijinski (``Afternoon of the Faun'' with music by Claude Debussy and ``Le Sacre du Printemps'' set to music by Igor Stravinsky) and ``Parade,'' which united choreographer Leonide Massine, artist Pablo Picasso, writer Jean Cocteau and composer Erik Satie to create a cubist ballet.
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The new company's first performances were in April 1932, with a repertoire consisting of some Diaghilev ballets and new works by George Balanchine and Leonide Massine.
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.
At 16, she auditioned for Leonide Massine when he brought the Ballet Russe to Los Angeles.
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.
In 2007 he told the Los Angeles Times, "I used to teach company class for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and even Massine would come.
She was a dancer with the Massine, Lopokova and Diaghilev companies and in 1926 opened her own ballet school, the London Academy of Choreographic Art.