Definition of Agnes De Mille from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Agnes De Mille

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(1905-93) a US dancer and choreographer (= person who designs steps and movements for dances). She created a new type of dance for Broadway musical shows when she combined ballet with popular music for Oklahoma!(1943) and later for Carousel (1945) and Paint Your Wagon (1951). Her ballets included Black Ritual (1940) and Fall River Legend (1948). In the early part of her career she danced in London with the Rambert Ballet Company. Her uncle was Cecil B De Mille.
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille