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The Greatest Ever...

  1. Petipa (20 votes [37.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.04%

  2. Ashton (3 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  3. Balanchine (30 votes [55.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

  4. Bournonville (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  5. Fokine (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Tudor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 BalletNut

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Posted 04 April 2002 - 10:35 PM

Who would you vote for as the greatest choreographer of all time? Why?

Too bad I can only list 6. :)

#2 Mel Johnson

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 04:21 AM

I keep looking at the choices, and the only answer I can come up with is "yes"!;)

#3 rg

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 05:31 AM

is Jerome Robbins off this ballot for some particular reason?

#4 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 05:37 AM

It would be hard to even decide on a favorite from this list, much less a "best" :) I just don't think one can pick one best out of a list of great choreographers any more than we can say that one great composer or one great artist is "the best". While I may prefer Puccini or Verdi instead of Stravinsky, Monet instead of Picasso, or Tudor instead of Balanchine, all of those are just a matter of personal taste and have nothing to do with their greatness. Sorry, Ballet Nut, just can't make a compeition out of this one. (But then, I tend to have a teeny problem with competitions in the arts anyway ;) )

#5 Andrei

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 07:49 AM

Interesting, BalletNut, why did you put choreographers in this order, starting with Petipa?

#6 Alexandra

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 07:50 AM

I must confess I, too, miss the "All of the above button" :D

#7 BalletNut

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 11:15 AM

No subliminal messages in the order of the choreographers, Andrei; I just entered them in the order I thought of them. Really. :D And yes, I like Jerome Robbins too, but the most options for a poll are 6, and it's rather unfortunate. Perhaps my question was a bit vague, so maybe people could say what they think is a great choreographer, or else just their favorite or whatever. And for the record, I don't like competition either. Just wanted to get an idea of what people think. :)

#8 LMCtech

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 03:34 PM

I can't vote for any one of those. They are all the greatest for different reasons and all so incomparable to each other.

#9 Twinkle_RBS_gal

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Posted 06 April 2002 - 08:19 AM

Vote for just one of them???? I want to vote for them all!!!! It's a real hard decision.......;)

#10 Melissa

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Posted 08 April 2002 - 06:20 PM

This is a touch choice, like everyone says. Balanchine I think is the greatest choreographer of the 20th century. But, I don't think there would have been a Balanchine without Marius Petipa. Petipa's style and language was the foundation on which Mr. B developed his own style. So, for that reason, I choose Petipa.

#11 LaFilleMalGardee

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Posted 08 April 2002 - 06:44 PM

I picked Balanchine! My school teaches Balanchine technique.

#12 Henrik

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Posted 10 April 2002 - 09:33 AM

Is it possible to vote for all, like a couple of times on each? :)

#13 atm711

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Posted 16 April 2002 - 09:48 AM

I thought of a couple of alternatives:

1. list them in order of preference

2. if you were stranded on a desert island and could only see the ballets of three---who would you choose?

Alas, the more alternatives, the worst it gets.

#14 Cliff

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Posted 18 April 2002 - 10:02 PM

I'm unfamiliar with all of the choreographers listed, so I selected Petipa. He created the well known classics that most people think of as ballet. I realize that choosing a greatest based on popularity is suspect. On the other hand, creating the ballets that are commonly used to define real ballet ought to count for something.

Cliff

#15 casloan

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Posted 25 April 2002 - 05:05 PM

I love Balanchine because he has made the music visible through dance.

Nonetheless, I also value (often highly) the works of all of the other choreographers listed (not to mention some that could not be listed, due to the arbitrary limitation of 6).


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