Maurice Bejart made his debut as a dancer and later as a choreographer in Paris. After meeting Igor Stravinsky, in 1959, Bejart choreographed his "Rite of Spring" for Maurice Huisman, the new director of Theater Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. This project paved the way for his own company,
Paul Taylor is an American choreographer well-known for his classical style of modern dance.
Taylor began his dance training at Juilliard and Connecticut College. He studied with Martha Graham in whose company he was a soloist from 1955 to 1962. In 1954, Taylor had founded his own dance compa