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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Torvill and Dean

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

Jayne Torvill (b Nottingham, 7 Oct. 1957) and Christopher Dean (b Nottingham, 27 Jul. 1958), British ice dancers and Olympic gold medallists. As a partnership they revolutionized ice...

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Le Train bleu

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

Ballet in one act with choreography by Nijinska, libretto by Cocteau, music by Milhaud, curtain by Picasso, set by Henri Laurens, and costumes by Chanel. Premiered 20 Jun. 1924, by the...

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Stephen Page

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(b Brisbane 1965)

Australian choreographer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. He studied dance at the college of National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development...

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Igor Youskevitch

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(b Piriatin or Pieyatin, Ukraine, 13 Mar. 1912; d New York, 13 Jun. 1994)

Russian-US dancer and teacher. He left Russia aged 8 and was brought up in Belgrade where he studied...

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Alwin Nikolais

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(b Southington, Conn., 26 Nov. 1910; d New York, 8 May 1993)

US dancer, choreographer, composer, designer, teacher, and director. He had an unconventional background for a dancer,...

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Dancecapes of Dionysus

Christos Papakostas.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 9798 words.

This paper aims to study dance and its relation to the construction and the negotiation of cultural identity of the ethnic group of locals (dopioi) in the community of Kali Vrysi in the...

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