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Encyclopedia > Sir Kenneth MacMillan

Sir Kenneth MacMillan (1929 - 1992) was a noted British ballet dancer and choreographer.-1... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Waltz of the Snowflakes from Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker Ballet is the name given to a specific dance form and technique. ... 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. ...

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Early life

MacMillan was born in Dunfermline in Scotland but grew up in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk in eastern England. He studied at the Royal Ballet School, from which he joined the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet and the Royal Ballet. The Royal Burgh of Dunfermline (in Gaelic, Dùn Phàrlain), is a town and burgh in Fife, Scotland, that sits on high ground 3 miles from the shore of the Firth of Forth, northwest of Edinburgh. ... Scottish Executive - official site of the Scottish Executive Scottish Parliament - official site of The Scottish Parliament BBC Scotland - Scottish history, news and travel pages from BBC The Gazetteer for Scotland - Extensive guide to the places and people of Scotland, by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and University of Edinburgh Scotland... Map sources for Great Yarmouth at grid reference TG5207 Great Yarmouth is an English coastal town (population 47288) in the county of Norfolk. ... Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... The Royal Ballet School is a specialist co-educational school in London, England. ... The Royal Ballet, which is based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, is the leading ballet company in the United Kingdom. ...


Choreography

Although a talented dancer, MacMillan is best known for his choreography, and particularly for his work with the Royal Ballet and the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. He worked as Principal Choreographer of the Royal Ballet from 1977 to his death in 1992, and his full-length works include: The Deutsche Oper Berlin is an opera house in what used to be West Berlin. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

MacMillan's one-act ballets include Elite Syncopations, My Brother, My Sisters, La Fin du Jour, Valley of Shadows, Gloria, and Different Drummer. Le Sacre du printemps (English: The Rite of Spring; Russian: Весна священная) is a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. ... Romeo and Juliet is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on the play of the same name. ... Mayerling is a hunting lodge in Lower Austria, where on January 30, 1889 Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, only son of Emperor Franz Joseph and Elisabeth and heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, was found dead with his mistress Baroness Marie Vetsera, apparently as a result of suicide. ... Darcey Bussell (born London; April 27, 1969) is an English ballerina, one of the most famous exponents of the art in recent decades. ...


Later life

Aftering retiring as a dancer, MacMillan served as Artistic Director of the Royal Ballet from 1970 to 1977. He was knighted in 1983. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Death

MacMillan collapsed and died at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on the first night of a revival of Mayerling in October 1992. The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... Covent Garden is a shopping and entertainment complex in central London. ...


Reference

Royal Academy of Dance - Revealing MacMillan


 
 

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