Person

Name der Person Christensen, Lew
Alternative Namen Christensen, Lewellyn Farr (Full name)
Geschlecht [weiblich] Female
Kulturzugehörigkeit American
Wohort (Land / Länder) United States
Geburtstag [ 6, 1909] May 6, 1909
Sterbetag [ 8, 1984] October 8, 1984
Beschäftigungszeit [1925 - 1984] 1925 - 1984
Gattungenspäzialität Ballet
Beziehungen mit Darstellenden Kunstgruppen Christensen Brothers, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet
Beziehungen mit Institutüten San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Referenz(en) International Encyclopedia of Dance
Anmerkungen From a family of dancers, the Christensen brothers (Lew, Harold, and Willam) began performing professionally in vaudeville in the late 1920s and early 30s, then moved quickly into ballet. They worked with a variety of dance greats, including Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine, in a number of companies. They also worked as choreographers and teachers; Lew alone choreographed over 70 pieces. Willam directed the San Francisco Ballet from 1938-1951, as did Lew from 1951-1984. Lew married fellow Ballet Caravan performer Gisella Caccialanza. SFPALM

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Assoziierte Produktionen 1937Apr27, Metropolitan Opera House, American Ballet, Apollon Musegète
Representations of person in performance 1003894, 1003895
Representations of person in components 1003894, 1003898, 1003955