Person

Nom de la Personne Christensen, Lew
Autre Noms Christensen, Lewellyn Farr ([Nom et prénom] Full name)
Sexe [femelle] Female
Identité Culturelle American
Pays de Résidence United States
Date de Naissance [ Mai 6, 1909] May 6, 1909
Date de Mort [ Octobre 8, 1984] October 8, 1984
Dates Actif [1925 - 1984] 1925 - 1984
Genre Spécialisations Ballet
Liens des Groupes des Arts du Spectacle Christensen Brothers, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet
Liens Institutionnels San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Source(s) International Encyclopedia of Dance
Notes 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

Associated Items

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