Farrell Fan Posted November 23, 2002 Report Share Posted November 23, 2002 From the NY Times, November 24, 2002: "After 16 years as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, and a dancer with American Ballet Theatre for nine years before that, Robert La Fosse is retiring. This event is something of a milestone for the New York dance community. Mr. La Fosse has performed here with, and for, most of the great ballet names for a quarter century, and he was one of the last of a handful of dancers still onstage who were central figures in the dance boom of the 70's and early 80's." True enough, but Robert La Fosse wrote his autobiography, "Nothing to Hide," fifteen years ago. Perhaps nothing was hidden, but much lay necessarily unrevealed. Similarly, Peter Martins' "Far from Denmark," was published in 1982, when Balanchine was still alive and Peter was still dancing. Although he'd already choreographed several ballets, his elevation to NYCB Ballet Master in Chief was far from reality. The state of ballet and publishing being what they are, I can't imagine any great clamor to bring out updated versions of these books and others like them, let alone sequels. So a lot of first-person dance history will probably go unrecorded. Quote Link to comment
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