11 Facts About Lorca Massine


Lorca Massine is a choreographer and dancer born in New York City, New York on July 25,1944 to Russian emigre parents.

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Lorca Massine's father, Leonide Massine, was a notable choreographer and dancer of the 20th Century.

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Over his career Lorca Massine has collaborated with the world-acclaimed choreographers such as Balanchine, Bejart, and his father, Leonide.

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Lorca Massine's works have been performed on the stages of the greatest opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro la Fenice, Teatro San Carlo, Teatro dell'Opera, Teatro Massimo, Teatro Carlo San Felice, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, and the Arena di Verona.

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Lorca Massine has created more than fifty ballet choreographies and musical works.

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Lorca Massine is known for setting his father's choreographic works on contemporary stages.

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Lorca Massine has staged Leonide Massine works for the Paris Opera, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theater, the Pennsylvania Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, the Boston Ballet and Vienna State Ballet.

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In 2005, three ballets of Leonide Lorca Massine became part of the repertoire of the Bolshoi Ballet.

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Lorca Massine's ballets are loved by the dancers and are very popular with the public.

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The choreography's impeccable classicism-Lorca Massine makes use of and develops the best traditions of Russian, or rather Moscow Imperial Ballet-and conscious and consistent avant-gardism a la Diaghilev is disarming.

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In 1988, Lorca Massine staged his father's most celebrated work, Gaite Parisienne, for American Ballet Theater.

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