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  1. Mi·chel Mi·khay·lo·vich [mi-shelmi-hahy-luh-vich], /mɪˈʃɛl mɪˈhaɪ lə vɪtʃ/, 1880–1942, Russian choreographer and ballet dancer, in the U.S. after 1925.

Words Nearby Fokine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Fokine in a sentence

  • Fokine created the choreography of L'Oiseau de Feu section by section, as the music was handed to him.

    An Autobiography | Igor Stravinsky
  • Perhaps the rhythm of the music has never been better perceived than through these well-ordered movements designed by Fokine.

    The Russian Ballet | Ellen Terry

British Dictionary definitions for Fokine


/ (Russian ˈfɔkin, French fɔkin) /

  1. Michel (miʃɛl). 1880–1942, US choreographer, born in Russia, regarded as the creator of modern ballet. He worked with Diaghilev as director of the Ballet Russe (1909–15), producing works such as Les Sylphides and Petrushka

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