Igor Alexandrovich Moiseyev (Russian: Игорь Александрович Моисеев; 21 January [O.S. 8 January] 1906 – 2 November 2007) has been widely acclaimed as the greatest 20th-century choreographer of character dance, a dance style similar to folk dance but with more professionalism and theatrics.
From the YouTube Channel of Ioannis Xatzikonstantinou…
Amazing performance Igor Moiseyev Ballet from 30 June-2016, in Athens Greece at the main venue of Athens -Odeon of Herodes Atticus – the ancient construction built by Herodes Atticus in the II century BC.
Igor Moiseyev (1906-2007) is the master choreographer who created a new form of theatrical folk dance in Russia and whose troupe was one of the most popular dance companies of the 20th century. The Moiseyev Dance Company’s energy, virtuosity, precision and ingenious distillation of folk styles from many lands set audiences cheering worldwide.
When the troupe made its New York debut in 1958, presented by the impresario Sol Hurok at the Metropolitan Opera House, it became the first major Soviet dance group to perform in the United States.
A creatively passionate man, Mr. Moiseyev said in a 1965 interview:
“Everything I’ve done, I love. If you’re not in love, you can’t create.And if you’re calm when you’ve created something, you can rest assured that you’ve created nothing.”