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I hope everyone had a delightful holiday weekend.

And I hope everyone breezed through the performing arts leg of our cultural literacy excursion.

Below are the answers, along with a few extra bits of information and visual aids, of course. To refresh your memories – goodness knows mine is shot! – the choices were:

A) Dance
B) Theatre
C) Music
D) Film

  1. Agnes de Mille             – A –  Founding member of ABT; “Rodeo,”…

    Agnes de Mille

    Agnes de Mille

  2. Alvin Ailey                   – A – Alvin Ailey Am. Dance Theatre; “Revelations,”…

    Alvin Ailey & Judith Jamison

    Alvin Ailey & Judith Jamison

  3. Bessie Smith               – C – Empress of the Blues

    Bessie Smith

    Bessie Smith

  4. Buffy Sainte-Marie       – C – Cree folksinger/songwriter

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

  5. Charles Mingus            – C – Jazz bassist
  6. David Gilmour             – C – Pink Floyd vocalist/guitarist

    David Gilmour

    David Gilmour

  7. Feodor Chaliapin          – C – Basso profundo; quintisential Boris Godunov
  8. François Truffaut          – D – auteur director of Jules et Jim400 Blows,...

    Truffaut

    Truffaut

  9. George Balanchine       – C – Choreographer, New York City Ballet
  10. George Roy Hill            – D – director, The Sting, Slaughterhouse-Five,…
  11. Harold Prince               – B – B’way director: West Side Story, Sweeney Todd,...

    Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim

    Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim

  12. Jane Campion              – D – Director, The Piano, Bright Star….
  13. Jean Rosenthal            – B – Pioneer in lighting design

    Jean Rosenthal

    Jean Rosenthal

  14. José Limón                  – A – Modern dancer/choreographer
  15. Joseph Papp                 – B – Director/ producer; founder of The Public Theatre

    Joseph Papp

    Joseph Papp

  16. Julie Taymor                – B – Director/designer, The Lion King,…
  17. Katherine Dunham      – A – Dancer/choreographer/activist

    Katherine Dunham

    Katherine Dunham

  18. Lee Strasberg              – B – Actor/teacher, Actor’s Studio & the Group Theatre

    Lee Strasberg

    Lee Strasberg

  19. Louis Malle                  – D – Director, Pretty Baby, Lacombe Lucien,...
  20. Ma Rainey                   – C – Mother of the Blues

    Ma Rainey

    Ma Rainey

  21. Marie Petipa                – A – Russian prima ballerina
  22. Merce Cunningham     – A – Dancer/choreographer, M. Cunningham Dance Co.

    Merce Cunningham

    Merce Cunningham

  23. Michael Kidd                – A – B’way choreographer, Guys & Dolls, Finian’s Rainbow,…
  24. Milos Forman              – D – Director, Hair, Amadeus, One Flew…Cuckoo’s Nest,…
  25. Nadia Boulanger          – C – Classical composer/conductor/pianist/teacher

    Nadia Boulanger

    Nadia Boulanger

  26. Patti Smith                 – C – Punk-rock icon

    Patti Smith

    Patti Smith

  27. Pedro Almodovar         – D – Director, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down, Volver, Talk to Her,…
  28. Peter Brook                 – B – British Director, Marat/Sade, The Mahabharata,…

    Peter Brook

    Peter Brook

  29. Philidor                       – C – Oboe virtuoso

    Philidor

    Philidor

  30. Ray Manzarek             – C – Keyboardist for The Doors
  31. Robert Altman            – D – Director, *M*A*S*H*, Nashville, Gosford Park,…

    Robert Altman

    Robert Altman

  32. Ruth St. Denis            – A – Modern-dance pioneer; Denishawn Dance School
  33. Santo Loquasto           – B – Stage design titan

    Santo Loquasto

    Santo Loquasto

  34. Savion Glover              – A – Tap dancer/choreographer

    Savion Glover

    Savion Glover

  35. Sergei Diaghilev          – A – Ballets Russes founder
  36. Susan Stroman           – B – B’way director/choreographer, The Producers,…
  37. Trevor Nunn               – B – Director, Royal Shakespeare Co., Cats, Les Miz,

    Trevor Nunn

    Trevor Nunn

  38. Tyrone Guthrie           – B – Director/founder, The Guthrie Theatre
  39. Werner Herzog            – D – New German Cinema director, Fitzcarraldo,…
    Werner Herzog & Bear

    Werner Herzog & Bear

     

  40. Yehudi Menuhin          – C – Violinist/conductor
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