Posts Tagged ‘Fokine’

The Story Of Fokine

Modern ballet can attribute its lyrical artistry and dramatic expression to one particular man, Mikhail Mikhailovich Fokine. Michel, as most people in the west knew him, was often referred to as the father of modern ballet.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russian on April 25, 1880, to working-class parents, Michel would go on to become one of the most influential dancers and choreographers in the realm of modern ballet. Against his father’s wishes and disapproval of dancing as a career, Michel secretly auditioned for the Imperial School of Ballet in St. Petersburg. He received the highest ranking possible in the audition; thus, finally securing his father’s approval to attend the ballet academy. Read the rest of this entry »