Michel Fokine

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A survey of Michel Fokine’s historic importance and stylistic diversity as a modernist choreographer. This paper attends in particular to Fokine’s treatment of gender, his stylistic multiculturalism, and his diverse novelty in terms of choreographic musicality.

Michel Fokine

in Experiment




Arnold L. HaskellBalletomania: The Story of an Obsession (London: Gollancz1934) pp. 133-45; Michel Fokine Memoirs of a Ballet Master trans. Vitale Fokine ed. Anatole Chujoy (London: Constable 1961).


Margot FonteynAutobiography (London: W. H. Allen1975) p. 153. For Fonteyn’s coaching of the role see Barbara Newman’s interview with Monica Mason in Striking a Balance: Dancers Talk About Dancing (London: Elm Tree Books 1982) pp. 298-301.


Randall Jarrell“The End of the Line,” in Kipling Auden & Co.: Essays and Reviews 1935-1964 (New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux 1980) p. 77. This essay was originally published in The Nation on 21 February 1942.


Edwin Denby“A Ballet Lover’s View of Martha Graham,” in Dance Writingsed. Robert Cornfield and William Mackay (New York: Knopf 1986) p. 233. This review was originally published in the New York Herald Tribune on 28 May 1944.


Denby“Isadora Reconsidered,” in Dance Writingsp. 87. This review was originally published in Modern Music in March-April 1942.


FokineMemoirs pp. 171-72.


Ibid. pp. 161-62; Igor StravinskyAn Autobiography (New York: Simon and Schuster1936) pp. 27-29.


FokineMemoirs p. 183.


FonteynAutobiography p. 154.


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