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Buster McDermott
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Ballet is the most popular form of dance and has been dazzling audiences for decades. Some of the most famous dance pieces have been ballet however, with the rise in the popularity of contemporary styles of dancing, the blending of both modern dance moves with classical ballet has resulted in contemporary ballet.

The most famous contemporary ballet choreographer is Martha Graham, credited by the dance community as the “mother of contemporary ballet." Graham was able to beautifully combine modern dance with contemporary ballet, and the result was decades of extremely successful and beautiful dance pieces that are still performed by the best dance companies today.

This list discusses the best contemporary ballets of all time including, Rainbow Round My Shoulders, Appalachian Spring, Time of Snow, Errand Into the Maze, Maple Leaf Rag, Embattled Garden, American Original, Primitive Mysteries, and Chorale.

What are the best contemporary ballets? This list features the best contemporary ballets, as ranked by the community. Vote up the greatest contemporary ballets below or add a contemporary that moved you that isn't already on the list.

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Revelations is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Revelations Alvin Ailey

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The Triumph of St. Joan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
The Triumph of St. Joan Martha Graham

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Every Soul Is a Circus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Every Soul Is a Circus Martha Graham

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Primitive Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Primitive Mysteries Martha Graham

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The Rite of Spring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
The Rite of Spring Joffrey Ballet

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Revolt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Revolt Leja Jurisic

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Dolorosa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Dolorosa Martha Graham

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American Lyric is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
American Lyric Martha Graham

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Bacchanale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Bacchanale Leonide Massine

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Touch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Touch Ea Torrado

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Rainbow Round My Shoulders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Rainbow Round My Shoulders Donald McKayle

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Episodes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Episodes Martha Graham, George Balanchine

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Maple Leaf Rag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Maple Leaf Rag Martha Graham

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Dances of the Golden Hall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Dances of the Golden Hall Martha Graham

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Perséphone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Perséphone Martha Graham

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Judith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Judith Martha Graham, Edgard Varese

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Novelette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Novelette Martha Graham

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Time of Snow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Time of Snow Martha Graham

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Appalachian Spring is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Appalachian Spring Martha Graham

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Adorations is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Adorations Martha Graham

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Serenata Morisca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Serenata Morisca Martha Graham

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Embattled Garden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Embattled Garden Martha Graham

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Lamentation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Lamentation Martha Graham

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The Scarlet Letter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
The Scarlet Letter Martha Graham, Hunter Johsnon

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Cortege of Eagles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Cortege of Eagles Martha Graham, Eugene Lester

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Errand Into the Maze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Errand Into the Maze Martha Graham

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The Incense is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
The Incense Ruth St. Denis

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Phaedra's Dream is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Phaedra's Dream Martha Graham, George Crumb

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Lugubre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Lugubre Martha Graham

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Andromanche's Lament is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Andromanche's Lament Martha Graham

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American Original is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
American Original Martha Graham

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Chorale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Chorale Martha Graham

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Panorama is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Contemporary Ballets
Panorama Martha Graham