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La Fosse, Robert

Overview
Works: 294 works in 376 publications in 1 language and 2,257 library holdings
Genres: Cultural television programs  Drama  Television programs  Christmas films  Television adaptations  Televised dance  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed ballets  Musical films  Biography 
Roles: Dancer, Performer, Choreographer, Author, Singer, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: GV1790.N88, 782.842
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert La Fosse
Baryshnikov by Tharp( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses dance and performs in three works choreographed by Twyla Tharp
Jerome Robbins' Broadway : original Broadway cast recording by Jerome Robbins( Recording )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains songs and dances from On the town, Billion dollar baby, A funny thing happened ..., High button shoes, West Side story, The King and I, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Miss Liberty, Call me madam, and Fiddler on the roof, in a new production choreographed and directed by Jerome Robbins. Winner of 6 Tony awards
Baryshnikov by Tharp( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses dance and performs in three ballets choreographed by Twyla Tharp
George Balanchine's The nutcracker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its elegant gorgeous stage set, and costumes of awesome beauty and richness of detail, some of the fairy-tale magic of "George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' " has been lost in its translation from a staged ballet into a film. However, the dancing is breathtaking, the narration keeps the story moving, and it is as well acted as it is danced. This is a full corps de ballet version, sumptuous with classic ballet sequences in their full glory. The story is simple: Herr Drosselmeier presents Marie with the Nutcracker, who battles and defeats the Mouse King, and as the Nutcracker Prince he escorts Marie to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy. With its parents, guests, and children sharing a 19th-century Christmas Eve of games and folk dances, the film has all the right storybook inflections
American Ballet Theatre in San Francisco( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing live at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, the American Ballet Theatre presents a sampling of dances from several well-known ballets, including: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Gottschalk's Great Galloping Gottschalk, Tchaikovsky's The Black Swan, Handel's Airs, and Chausson's Jardin Aux Lilas. Dancing in both traditional and modern ballet styles, the dancers bring the choreography to life with the help of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of the Christmas season ballet about a nutcracker doll that comes to life
In G major( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape begins with a shot of the program for the performance. The first and third movements of In G major are filmed in wide shot, the second movement is filmed in close shot
Dances at a gathering [excerpts] : rehearsal [May 22, 1990]( Visual )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Victor Castelli, directs rehearsals of excerpts from Dances at a gathering. There are numerous interruptions and repetitions. Robbins discusses and demonstrates choreography. Alternate casts rehearse simultaneously at the back of the studio
Nothing to hide : a dancer's life by Robert La Fosse( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Fosse presents us with another ballet-world expose. Catapulted to an early success with American Ballet Theatre as a protege of Baryshnikov, La Fosse is frank but not graphic about both his early drug use and his gay lifestyle. In 1985, personal doubts caused him to resign from ABT to find himself and do choreography, but he shortly joined the New York City Ballet. La Fosse shows the most insight when he discusses his fellow dancers, the differences between the two companies, and the difficulties of partnering various ballerinas
Quiet city( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shot of the program credits precedes the performance. Quiet city is filmed in close shot
Opus 19/The dreamer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape begins with a shot of the program credits. This performance of Opus 19/The dreamer is filmed in close shot
Fancy free [excerpts] : rehearsals [Apr. 6 and May 12, 1990]( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Jean-Pierre Frohlich, directs a rehearsal of excerpts from Fancy free. The session begins with rehearsals of the three sailors' variations, followed by rehearsal of the first girl's entrance, and the remainder of the ballet from the pas de deux to the end. The last three minutes of the tape contain the beginning of a rehearsal of Three-page sonata
The nutcracker family : behind the magic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A feature length documentary about the children who enter the stage door to rehearse and perform today, and about those who performed during the last fifty years. It emphasizes the rewarding aspects of hard work and mutual respect as moral values, and as elements of fulfillment and simple fun. It is intended to present the preeminent role of the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet in establishing the Nutcracker as an American cultural institution, a traditional ritual."--About the film note, from Virginia Brooks Dance Films website
Interplay( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape begins with a shot of the program credits. Interplay is filmed in close shot
Robert La Fosse & Lisa de Ribere( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guests weigh the differences between the New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre
West Side story suite : orchestra dress rehearsal( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Jean Pierre Frohlich, directs a dress rehearsal of West Side story suite. The rehearsal consists of a complete run-through, with many interruptions and repetitions. Robbins gives corrections relating to the music and staging. At 16 min. into the second disc, there is a fifteen-minute break, during which Robbins works on stage with dancers. At other times Robbins speaks from off-camera. On the third disc, after the run-through, there is a brief rehearsal of a section from Robbins's ballet The four seasons: Christopher Wheeldon, James Fayette, Russell Kaiser and Alexander Ritter rehearse the male quartet from the Spring section. Nikolaj Hübbe rehearses the vocal for Cool, and guest singers rehearse the vocals for Somewhere
West Side story suite [excerpts] : rehearsal( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet masters Jean-Pierre Frohlich and James Moore, directs a rehearsal of West Side story suite. During the rehearsal of the Rumble, Robbins speaks about the script and context of the scene, and the dancers watch a video of the scene. Natalie Toro, who performed the part of Rosalia in America, is not present in this rehearsal
Gershwin concerto : [rehearsal( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Bart Cook, directs a rehearsal of Gershwin concerto. For the first thirty minutes of the tape, the second movement of Gershwin concerto is rehearsed by female corps only. On the remainder of the tape, the principals rehearse excerpts from the first movement. An alternate cast rehearses at the back of the studio. Robbins gives corrections, discusses and demonstrates choreography
Interview with Robert La Fosse by Robert La Fosse( )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Side story suite : rehearsal( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet masters Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Victor Castelli and James Moore, directs a rehearsal of West Side story suite. The rehearsal begins with work on transitions between sections of the ballet. A full run-through, lasting approximately 30 min., is followed by intensive rehearsal of sections from the Somewhere ballet and Prologue
 
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George Balanchine's The nutcracker
Alternative Names
LaFosse, Robert

LaFosse, Robert 1959-

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The nutcracker