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Massine

L?onide . 1896--1979, US ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Russia
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Caption: Leonide Massine rehearsing his Le Beau Danube
Scholars interested in the choreographic aspects will find the manuscript letters in Massine's hand, transcribed and translated into English, beneficial.
He unveiled the previously hidden parallels between Spanish dance in early colonial Australia (including the infamous Lola Montez) and the ballets of Massine. He spoke of Massine's visits to Spain with Diaghilev for the purpose of studying flamenco dancing for his ballet The Three Cornered Hat (1919).
"Diaghilev commissioned it from Stravinsky and [Leonid] Massine after he had found an old commedia dell'arte scenario and some music by Pergolesi which he wanted them to draw the music from.
The show is directed by Lorca Massine, who has been responsible for more than 50 ballets and musical productions which have graced the stages of La Scala, Milan and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Director Lorca Massine is renowned throughout the ballet world and has created an unforgettable masterpiece.
("I nearly killed myself lifting that 'featherweight,'" says Franklin of Markova.) Precious archival footage shows hunky George Zoritch (the stuff of erotic dreams in The Afternoon of a Faun) and Leonide Massine's surreal ballet Bacchanale, with its enormous bleeding swan designed by Salvador Dali center stage.
Showbusiness impresario Peter Massine, who is behind the Berlin project, said: "There is a great nostalgia out there still for the old German Democratic Republic."
This became la grande jette, or great leap, in her career, where she had the opportunity to dance and interpret the roles in the great romantic and classic works alongside Mikhail Fokine, George Balanchine, Leonide Massine, Bronislava Nijinska, Antony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, and Agnes de Mille.
One crucial work is Parade, the outcome of a collision in 1917 between Satie, Cocteau, Picasso, and Massine that Albright reads as a commentary on Cubism that is also a profound response to the First World War.
With the appointment of Massine as choreographer-in- residence, Les Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo acquired most of the properties of the Diaghilev organization, and many of the favorite ballets were restaged for the new troupe.
Here we have a virtual parade of the greatest names in ballet: Karsavina, Marie Rambert, Lydia Sokolova, Leonide Massine, Ninette de Valois, Anton Dolin, Alicia Markova and Serge Lifar, to name but some.