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Cranko

John. 1927--73, British choreographer, born in South Africa: director of the Stuttgart Ballet (1961--73)
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ALASTAIR MACAULAY NYT SYNDICATE IF you are a balletomane, caring more about dancers than choreography, then the casting of John Cranko's three-act ballet Onegin (1965) brings excitement.
His classic range and diction surpass Cranko's and his roller-coaster partnering work is audacious and entirely unique.
Cranko reworked Balanchine's original choreography and injected some wit and fun into a ballet some saw as mildly unfunny.
And John Cranko's Pineapple Poll is pure fun, a toe-tapping homage to Gilbert & Sullivan in which all the nice girls love a sailor but can't all cop off with the captain.
The Lady And The Fool was created by South African-born John Cranko half a century ago.
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii Training: Pacific Ballet Academy, School of Ballet Hawaii, Kirov Academy of Ballet, John Cranko Schule
The 1969 production from South African choreographer John Cranko is still entertaining and funny as it tells the tale of gentle Bianca and her ill-tempered sister Katherine, who must be tamed and married before Bianca's suitors can ask for her hand.