Dancing Urban Legends History

Here are quick descriptions of each of the previous editions of Dancing Urban Legends Revealed.

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1. Ron Cunningham had a rather painful introduction to the world of ballet.

2. Gelsey Kirkland made herself intentionally sick so that she would not be able to do the film The Turning Point.

3. Marie Taglioni was the first ballet dancer to dance en pointe.

4. Fred Astaire’s will stipulates that he never be portrayed in a film.

5. Jim Thorpe was a champion ballroom dancer.

6. Cyd Charisse’s legs were insured for a million bucks each.

7. George Bernard Shaw had a particularly witty rebuke to a comment by Isadora Duncan.

8. Unexpected acceptances by two major rock bands led to Merce Cunningham developing a brand new dance routine.

9. Famed dance critic Louis Horst gave a unique and stinging review to an early dance of famed choreographer Paul Taylor

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