Performance Arts - Dance Eric Lambert Academic Team American Dancers & Choreographers вЂў George Balanchine вЂ“ Russian-born choreographer, founded School of American Ballet I n 1934. Director of NYC Ballet (Apollo & Agon with music by Stravinsky) вЂў Fred Astaire вЂ“ Dancer/Actor on Broadway & film. Worked with Garland, Rogers, & Hayworth. (The Band Wagon, Top Hat, Shall We Dance?) вЂў Agnes DeMille вЂ“ Choreographer, rooted in American folklore (Ballets: Rodeo & Fall River Legend; Broadway: Oklahoma!) вЂў Isadora Duncan вЂ“ One of 1st in modern dance; Rejected ballet & created expressive dance. Danced in flowing Tunic. вЂў Martha Graham вЂ“ Choreographer; modern dance using rigorous technique. Works on American roots (Appalachian Spring) and Greek mythology (Night Journey & Clytemnestra) вЂў Gene Kelly вЂ“ Actor, dancer, choreographer; made dance integral to story and explored film of dance (An American in Paris & Invitation to the Dance). вЂў Jerome Robbins вЂ“ Dancer and Choreographer; combines classical idiom with jazz, modern, and social dance. (West Side Story & Fiddler on the Roof). вЂў Bill вЂњBojanglesвЂќ Robinson вЂ“ Tap dancer; brought new lightness to dance. In The Little Colonel with Shirley Temple. вЂў Maria Tallchief вЂ“ Dancer w/ Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and NYC Ballet. Founded the Chicago City Ballet. World Dancers & Choreographers вЂў Mikhail Baryshnikov вЂ“ Russian Dancer w/ Kirov Ballet, defected in 1974, joined American Ballet Theater, was its director thru the 80s. One of top male dancers of his time. Movie - White Knights. вЂў Vaslav Nijinsky вЂ“ Polish-Russian dancer and choreographer. Took radical breaks from traditional ballet. Considered greatest dancer of early 20th century. вЂў Rudolf Nureyev вЂ“ Russian dancer with Kirov Ballet. Defected to the West in 1961 where he paired with Dame Margot Fonteyn with the Royal Ballet. Director of Paris Opera in 80s. вЂў Anna Pavlova вЂ“ Russian Ballerina. Ballets Russes then toured world introducing ballet throughout. вЂў Dame Margo Fonteyn вЂ“ English Dancer of Royal Ballet. Paired with Nureyev. Main roles include Juliet in Romeo & Juliet and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. * This super-awesome Power Point was created by the super-awesome Taylor Jesse Raye Adams. YeahвЂ¦itвЂ™s super-awesome. Common Dance Terms вЂў Arabesque- In ballet, the extension of one leg back 90 degrees вЂў Point- a position on the tip of the toes вЂў Pirouette- A turn on one leg with the toe of the other leg вЂў Spotting- A fixing of the eyes one spot for as long as possible during turns to avoid dizziness. вЂў Port de bras- Any position of the arms вЂў Plie- Bending of the legs вЂў Glissade- A Gliding Step вЂў Jete- A leap from one leg to another in which one leg is thrown Ballet Feet Positioning вЂў 1st Position- Feet in straight line, heels touching вЂў 2nd Position- Feet in Straight Line, heels apart вЂў 3rd Position- One foot in front of the other with the heel of one in the instep of another вЂў 4th Position- One foot in front of the other, parallel but apart вЂў 5th Position- One foot in front of the other, parallel with the heel of one touching the toe of another. Types of Dances вЂў Basse Dance- A solemn court dance popular in the 15th and 16th century вЂў Quadrille- A social dance popular in the 19th century. A square dance in 5 sections вЂў Polka - Bohemian folk dance вЂў Mazurka вЂ“ National Dance of Poland вЂў Fox Trot- American Social Dance вЂў Tango - Dance developed in Argentina Types of Dance вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Waltz- Social Dance in Вѕ time Reel- Popular in Britain, Ireland, and Scotland Flamenco- a Sevillian gypsy dance Mambo вЂ“ American ballroom, Cuban origin Merengue вЂ“ Official dance of Dominican Rep. Lambada вЂ“ Brazilian couples dance, swirling short skits, mistaken as вЂњThe Forbidden DanceвЂќ вЂў Maxixe вЂ“ the true вЂњForbidden DanceвЂќ of Brazil This super-awesome Power Point was created by the super-awesome Taylor Jesse Raye Adams. YeahвЂ¦itвЂ™s super-awesome.