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Michel Fokine or Mikhail Mikhailovich Fokin (Михаил Михайлович Фокин) (April 23 [O.S. April 11] 1880) – August 22, 1942) was a groundbreaking Russian choreographer and dancer. April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... In Britain and countries of the British Empire, Old Style or O.S. after a date means that the date is in the Julian calendar, in use in those countries until 1752; New Style or N.S. means that the date is in the Gregorian calendar, adopted on 14 September... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ...


He was born in St.Petersburg and at the age of 9 he was accepted into the St. Petersburg theatrical school. In 1898 he debuted on the stage of the Maryinsky theatre in the ballet Pakhit; in 1902 he became a teacher in ballet school. Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Maryinsky (or Mariinsky) Theatre (or Theater), is the St Petersburg theatre where the Mariinsky Ballet is located. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Fokine aspired to move beyond stereotypical ballet traditions. Virtuoso ballet techniques to him were not an end in themselves, but a means of expression. He presented his reformist ideas to the management of the Imperial theatre, but did not win their support.


Some of his early works include the ballet Acis and Galatea (1905) and The Dying Swan (1907), which was a solo dance for Anna Pavlova. 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Anna Pavlova Anna Pavlova (portrait by Jean Thomassen) Anna Pavlova is also the name of an Olympic gymnast. ...


In 1909 Sergei Diaghilev invited Fokine to become the choreographer of his Ballets Russes in Paris. However, Fokine broke off the collaboration in 1912, jealous of Diaghilev's close association with Vaslav Nijinsky. 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (Сергей Павлович Дягилев) (March 19, 1872 – August 19, 1929), often known as Serge, was a Russian ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes from which many famous dancers and choreographers would later arise. ... The ballet company Ballets Russes created a sensation in Western Europe in the early years of the 20th century, due to the great vitality of Russian ballet, as compared with what was current in France at the time. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Leon Bakst - Nijinsky in the ballet Laprès-midi dun faune, 1912 Tombstone of Vaslav Nijinksy in Cimetiere du Montparnasse in Paris Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky (Вацлав Фомич Нижинский, |Polish language: Wacław Niżyński) (March 12, 1890 – April 8, 1950) was a Polish-born Russian ballet dancer and choreographer. ...


He staged more than 70 ballets in Europe and the United States. His best known works were Chopiniana (later revised as Les Sylphides), Le Carnaval and Le Pavillon d'Armide. Among his works for the Ballets Russes were The Firebird and Le Spectre de la Rose. A satellite composite image of Europe // Etymology Picture of Europa, carried away by bull-shaped Zeus. ... Les Sylphides is a short, non-narrative ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine to music by Frédéric Chopin. ... The ballet company Ballets Russes created a sensation in Western Europe in the early years of the 20th century, due to the great vitality of Russian ballet, as compared with what was current in France at the time. ... LOiseau de feu (English: The Firebird; Russian: Жар-птица) is a 1910 ballet by Igor Stravinsky based on the Russian folk tales of the magical glowing bird (see Firebird) that is both a blessing and doom of its captor. ...


Fokine died in New York on August 22, 1942. His pieces are still performed by the leading ballet troupes of the world. August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ...


Reference

  • http://www.krugosvet.ru/articles/62/1006297/1006297a1.htm (in Russian)

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Michel Fokine - definition of Michel Fokine in Encyclopedia (271 words)
Michel Fokine or Mikhail Mikhailovich Fokin (Михаил Михайлович Фокин) (April 23 1880 (OS: April 11) – August 22 1942) was a Russian choreographer and dancer.
In 1909 Sergei Diaghilev invited Fokine to become the choreographer of his Ballets Russes in Paris.
Fokine died in New York on August 22 1942.
Michel Fokine (1320 words)
Mikhail Mikhailovich Fokine was born on April 25, 1880 in St. Petersburg, Russia, the seventeenth of eighteen children, five of whom grew to adulthood.
Michel thought the time period and character of the nation represented should be researched and reflected in the dance and that the troupe of dancers should be used for expression and not just ornamentation.
Michel Fokine was a pioneer the United States was unprepared for.
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