Moiseyev, Igor Aleksandrovich


Moiseyev, Igor Aleksandrovich
▪ 2008

      Russian dancer and choreographer

born Jan. 21 [Jan. 8, Old Style], 1906, Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire

died Nov. 2, 2007, Moscow, Russia
balanced authentic Russian folk dance and unexpected acrobatic elements with traditional ballet techniques as the founding director (from 1937) of the Moiseyev Ensemble (originally designated the State Academic Folk Dance Ensemble of the U.S.S.R.). Moiseyev spent his early childhood in Paris before studying at the Bolshoi ballet school in Moscow. He graduated to the Bolshoi as a soloist in 1924, but from 1936 he divided his time between dancing and his position as head of the choreography department at the new Moscow Theatre of Folk Art (which evolved the next year into the State Academic Folk Dance Ensemble). In 1939 he quit the Bolshoi, though he continued to work with them and with other classical ballet troupes. Moiseyev's many awards included the Lenin Prize (1967) and the Order of Merit (2006), post-Soviet Russia's highest civilian honour.

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