Léonide Massine
Ballet dancer
Léonide Massine
Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin, better known in the West by the French transliteration as Léonide Massine, was a Russian choreographer and ballet dancer.
Biography
Léonide Massine's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Léonide Massine
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Léonide Massine
Show More Show Less
News
News abour Léonide Massine from around the web
Ma di chi è il Premio Danza ? ? ? - Paperblog
Google News - over 5 years
Alberto Testa, fondatore e direttore artistico del Premio Léonide Massine per l'Arte della Danza da circa 40 anni. Insorge Renata Ambrosoli: " Il Premio Danza è una mia creazione e l'ho condotto per 4 anni. ... Alberto Testa non ha fondato il Premio e
Article Link:
Google News article
Das Philharmonische Orchester startete in die neue Saison - Unser Lübeck
Google News - over 5 years
Für diese, 1919 von Léonide Massine und Serge Diaghilews legendären Ballets Russes aus der Taufe gehobene Ballettmusik, hat Respighi Klavierwerke seines Landsmanns Rossini orchestriert. In mitreißender Instrumentierung schuf Resphigi von Can-Can bis
Article Link:
Google News article
"Nu mă voi reîntoarce la Petersburg nici viu, nici mort" - Cotidianul
Google News - over 5 years
Leonide Massine i-au propus să danseze în "Till Eulenspiegel", creat de Vaslav Nijinski, dar na reuşit să fie liber pentru acel proiect. Dar balerinul na crescut cu acest gen de balet. Ca emigranţi, Nijinski, Fokine nu mai aparţineau educaţiei
Article Link:
Google News article
Danza, le allieve di Palazzo conquistano Sorrento - PUPIA
Google News - over 5 years
La stessa era, infatti, costituita da grandi nomi della danza: Margarita Trayanova, Leonide Massine, Umberto Cristadoro, Diana Gargiulo, Luisa Lojo, Mariella Romano, Fritz Zamy e la direttrice artistica del concorso Raffaella Pandolfi
Article Link:
Google News article
La nouvelle création de Baryshnikov - Le Figaro
Google News - over 5 years
Quand je dansais avec Carla Fracci, Romola Nijinski (épouse de Vaslav, NDLR) et Leonide Massine m'ont proposé de danser Till Eulenspiegel, créé par Vaslav. Je n'ai jamais trouvé le temps. J'ai dansé des rôles de Nijinski, Petrouchka, Fokine
Article Link:
Google News article
Dansk stortalent vinder fornem balletpris - Politiken.dk
Google News - over 5 years
En jury af internationale kritikere uddelte i weekenden en række ærespriser til verdens førende balletdansere ved den italienske balletfestival Premio Positano 'Leonide Massine' Per La Danza. Og en af de allerflotteste priser, 'The Most Oustanding
Article Link:
Google News article
Positano premia la danza - Città Nuova
Google News - over 5 years
Un nuovo direttore artistico, un prestigioso comitato di assegnazione dei premi, grandi nomi della danza di ieri, di oggi e di domani, saranno i protagonisti del prestigioso “Positano premia la danza Léonide Massine”. Tutti raccolti intorno alla comune ... -
Article Link:
Google News article
Weekend Morricone jazz con Danilo Rea Arte e danza in costiera amalfitana - Corriere della Sera
Google News - over 5 years
L'OSCAR DELLA DANZA - Danza al centro del Positano Myth Festival che si aprirà sabato 3 settembre con il premio «Léonide Massine», l'Oscar della danza, e si concluderà, domenica 11 settembre, con Cassandra, interpretata da Rossella Brescia e Stefano De
Article Link:
Google News article
DANZA: OMAGGIO DI ZEFFIRELLI AL 'PREMIO POSITANO-LEONIDE MASSINE' - AGI - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
Google News - over 5 years
Si svolgera' sabato 3 settembre alle 21,30, nell'ambito del Positano Myth Festival e nella cornice della Spiaggia grande, il "Positano premia la danza-Leonide Massine" organizzato dal Comune di Positano, con la direzione artistica di Daniele Cipriani e
Article Link:
Google News article
"Positano premia la danza - Léonide Massine” - Agora News
Google News - over 5 years
Sabato 3 settembre 2011 alle ore 21,30, nell'ambito del Positano Myth Festival, nella splendida cornice della Spiaggia grande si svolgerà "Positano premia la danza - Léonide Massine” organizzato dal Comune di Positano, nella persona del Sindaco Michele
Article Link:
Google News article
Hoy es el Día Internacional de las Poblaciones Indígenas - Terra México
Google News - over 5 years
Nace el bailarín y coreógrafo ruso Leonide Massine, autor de "La boutique fantastique" y "La consagración de la primavera". Muere el 15 de marzo de 1979. 1896.- Nace el pedagogo suizo Jean Piaget, autor de la teoría acerca del desarrollo cognoscitivo
Article Link:
Google News article
Picasso y la danza, un romance pictórico - Prensa Latina
Google News - over 5 years
A su alianza con Diaghilev se suman los bocetos de Parade (1917), estrenado el 18 de mayo de 1917 en el Châtelet, coreografía de Léonide Massine y música de Erik Satie, cuya partitura devoró el libreto de Jean Cocteau, en el que habían colaborado el
Article Link:
Google News article
Have you heard of René Blum? - OUPblog (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
René Blum oversaw the extraordinary performances of young Balanchine's early works in 1932, the symphonic ballets of Leonide Massine that rocked the dance scene, as well as the classical pieces of Michel Fokine. • Blum saved many dancers and
Article Link:
Google News article
Bolshoi celebrates Cuba's peerless ballerina Alonso - Reuters Canada
Google News - over 5 years
In her youth, Alonso studied ballet with choreographers Michel Fokine, George Balanchine and Leonide Massine, and later brought their ballets to the Cuban National Ballet company, which she founded in 1948. On her 17th visit to Russia since 1958,
Article Link:
Google News article
Picasso. La Danza (Le Tricorne) llega a la Casa de la Cultura de Gandia - el periodic
Google News - over 5 years
Le Tricorne se estrenó en Londres el 22 julio de 1919, en el Alhambra Theatre, con música de Manuel de Falla, coreografía de Léonide Massine y libreto de María y Gregorio Martínez Sierra. El argumento estaba inspirado en la obra satírica de Pedro
Article Link:
Google News article
On their toes - Calgary Herald
Google News - over 5 years
... the Imperial were over, Cecchetti turned to honing his considerable gifts as a teacher and coach, eventually shaping some of the future stars of Sergei Diaghilev's storied Ballets Russes, such as Anna Pavlova, Leonide Massine and Vaslav Nijinsky
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Léonide Massine
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 82
    He subsequently married Hannelore Holtwick, with whom he had two sons, Peter and Theodor, and made his home in Borken, West Germany, where he died on 15 March 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Massine was inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • 1968
    Age 71
    He and Orlova divorced in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details
  • FIFTIES
  • 1947
    Age 50
    He choreographed and danced in the 1947 20th Century Fox color film Carnival In Costa Rica, and also choreographed and appeared as Punchinello in the film Carosello Napoletano.
    More Details Hide Details In his youth, Massine was the protégé and lover of Diaghilev, although he was not homosexual. In later life he enjoyed numerous love affairs with beautiful women and had four wives. His first two wives, Vera Savina (née Vera Clark) and Eugenia Delarova, were both ballet dancers. With his third wife, Tatiana Orlova, he had two children, a son, Lorca, and a daughter, Tatiania.
  • FORTIES
  • 1943
    Age 46
    Massine left Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1943.
    More Details Hide Details Besides his "symphonic ballets," Massine choreographed many other popular works during his long career, some of which were serious and dramatic, and others lighthearted and romantic. He created some of his most famous roles in his own comic works, among them the Can-Can Dancer in La Boutique fantasque (1919), the Hussar in Le Beau Danube (1924), and, perhaps best known of all, the Peruvian in Gaîté Parisienne (1938). Massine appeared in two films by the British directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger: The Red Shoes (1948) and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951); and in a cameo in Powell's later Honeymoon (1959). He also starred in several ballet short subjects. For Warner Brothers, he starred with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in short Technicolor films of his ballets Gaîté Parisienne and Capriccio Espagnol titled, respectively, The Gay Parisian (1941) and Spanish Fiesta (1942).
  • 1938
    Age 41
    The new Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo debuted in 1938; Massine produced Seventh Symphony, to Beethoven's score.
    More Details Hide Details It premiered on 5 May 1938 in Monte Carlo, with Alicia Markova, Nini Theilade, Frederic Franklin, and Igor Youskevitch as the principal dancers.
  • 1937
    Age 40
    Leaving Col. de Basil's company, in 1937 Massine and René Blum (himself a former associate of de Basil's) acquired financing from Julius Fleischmann, Jr.'s World Art, Inc. to create a new ballet company, with Massine as the resident choreographer.
    More Details Hide Details Trouble began when Massine discovered that the ballets he had choreographed while under contract with Col. de Basil were owned by his company. Massine sued Col. de Basil in London to regain the intellectual property rights to his own works. He also sued to claim the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo name. The jury decided that Col. de Basil owned Massine's ballets created between 1932 and 1937, but not those created before 1932. It also ruled that both successor companies could use the name Ballet Russe — but only Massine & Blum's company could be called Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Col. de Basil finally settled on the Original Ballet Russe.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1936
    Age 39
    He also choreographed a ballet to Hector Berlioz's 1830 Symphonie Fantastique and danced the role of The Young Musician with Tamara Toumanova as The Beloved at its premiere at Covent Garden, London, on 24 July 1936 with Colonel Wassily de Basil's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1933
    Age 36
    Undeterred, Massine continued work on Choreartium, set to Brahm's Fourth Symphony, which had its premiere on 24 October 1933 at the Alhambra Theatre in London.
    More Details Hide Details
    In 1933, Massine created the world's first symphonic ballet, Les Présages, using Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.
    More Details Hide Details This caused a furor amongst musical purists, who objected to a serious symphonic work being used as the basis of a ballet.
  • 1929
    Age 32
    After the death of Diaghilev in 1929 and the disbanding of his company, Massine became the choreographer and male lead dancer of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, a dance company that succeeded the original Ballets Russes.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 1917
    Age 20
    In 1917, Massine collaborated with composer, Erik Satie and artist Pablo Picasso to create the ballet, Parade.
    More Details Hide Details One of his most famous ballets, The Three-cornered Hat (Le Tricorne or El sombrero de tres picos), (1919, music by Manuel de Falla) displayed Massine's talent in character dances. His collaborators, all Spanish, helped to make this ballet more authentic to its subject matter. Again, Picasso designed the sets and costumes; the story was based on Pedro Antonio de Alarcón's novel, El Sombrero de tres picos. Massine spent a lot of time in Spain doing anthropological research for The Three-cornered Hat, in order to understand authentic Spanish dances and their style.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1915
    Age 18
    Following the departure of Vaslav Nijinsky, the company's first male star, Massine became the preeminent male star and took over Nijinsky's roles. His first ballet, in 1915, called Le Soleil de Nuit, used Russian folklore as elements.
    More Details Hide Details
    Léonide Massine was born in Moscow and was a ballet student at the Imperial Theater School in that city. From 1915 to 1921 he was the principal choreographer of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1896
    Born
    Born on August 9, 1896.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)