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Kenneth MacMillan

(1929—1992) choreographer


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(b Dunfermline, 1929; d London, 1992).

Scottish dancer, choreographer, and director. Joined SW Th. Ballet 1946. Choreog., Royal Ballet, 1965. Ballet dir., Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 1966–9. Dir., Royal Ballet 1970–7, prin. choreog. from 1977. Choreog. incl.: Somnambulism (Kenton, 1953); Rite of Spring (Stravinsky, 1962); Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev, 1965); Song of the Earth (Mahler, 1965); Checkpoint (Gerhard, 1970); 7 Deadly Sins (Weill, 1973); Manon (Massenet, 1974); Elite Syncopations (Joplin, 1974); The Four Seasons (Verdi, 1975); Rituals (Bartók, 1975); Requiem (Fauré, 1976); Mayerling (Liszt, 1978); My Brother, My Sisters (Schoenberg and Webern, 1978); La fin du jour (Ravel, 1979); Gloria (Poulenc, 1980); Isadora (R. R. Bennett, 1981); Orpheus (Stravinsky, 1982); The Prince of the Pagodas (Britten, 1985); Winter Dreams (Tchaikovsky, 1991); and The Judas Tree (Elias, 1992). Knighted 1983.

Subjects: Dance.


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