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Mikhail Fokin (I) (1880–1942)

Mikhail Fokin (Michel Fokine) was a Russian-American choreographer and dancer. He was born Mikhail Mikhailovich Fokin on April 23, 1880 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was the seventeenth of eighteen children, only 5 of whom grew to adulthood. His father, Mikhail Fokin, was a wealthy Russian merchant in St. Petersburg. His mother, Catherine, was a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Turning Point
The Turning Point Miscellaneous Crew
Les Sylphides
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Nijinsky Miscellaneous Crew
The Immortal Swan
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 2009 Stravinsky et les Ballets Russes (Video) (choreographer: Firebird - as Michel Fokine)
 2006 Ballerina (TV Movie documentary) (choreographer - Scheherazade segment) / (choreographer - Scheherazade segment)
 2002 The Firebird (Video) (choreographer - as Michael Fokine)
 1986 Karnaval (TV Short) (choreographer)
 1982 Pavlova: A Tribute to the Legendary Ballerina (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1981 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (choreography - 1 episode)
- Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky (1981) ... (choreography: "Petrouchka" - as Mikhail Fokine)
 1980 Nijinsky (choreographer - as Mikhail Fokine)
 1977 The Turning Point (choreographer - as Michel Fokine)
 1976 Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap (TV Movie) (choreographer: "Le Spectre de la Rose" - as Michel Fokine)
 1947 A Bullet in the Ballet (TV Movie) (original choreography - as Michel Fokine)
 1938 Les Sylphides (TV Short) (choreography by - as Michel Fokine)
 1935 The Immortal Swan (Documentary) (choreographer)
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 1944 In Our Time ("Les Sylphides" (1909), uncredited)

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He arranged "Pavlova and Her Full Company," in A Week's Season of Ballets and Divertissements which included Tannhauser's 'Venusburg,' 'Amarilla," and 'Divertissements" including the 'Dying Swan,' at the Streatham Hill Theatre in Streatham Hill, London, England with Anna Pavlova, Pierre Vladimiroff, H. Algeranoff, Leon ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Fokine | Michel Fokine | Mikhail Fokine

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Irene Silverman, who later gained posthumous fame as the murder victim of con artists Sante Kimes and Kenneth Kimes, studied with him.

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