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La Fosse, Robert

Overview
Works: 320 works in 382 publications in 2 languages and 2,220 library holdings
Genres: Cultural television programs  Drama  Christmas films  Television programs  Television adaptations  Filmed ballets  Nonfiction television programs  Televised dance  Musical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Dancer, Performer, Author, Choreographer, Singer, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: GV1790.N88, 792.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert La Fosse
Baryshnikov by Tharp( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses dance and performs in three ballets 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 319 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
George Balanchine's The nutcracker( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 248 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
Baryshnikov by Tharp by Mikhail Baryshnikov( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses dance and performs with the American Ballet Theatre in three ballets choreographed by Twyla Tharp. Includes the Sinatra Suite performed to the music of Frank Sinatra
American Ballet Theatre in San Francisco by American Ballet Theatre( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 141 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 )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new movie version of a timeless Christmas fantasy set in motion when a young girl receives the gift of a nutcracker
Nothing to hide : a dancer's life by Robert La Fosse( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 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
Dances at a gathering( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape opens with a close-up of the program for the performance, but the cast does not correspond to the dancers who appear on the tape. Dances at a gathering is filmed in close shot
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
A fool for you( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In G major( Visual )

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

A shot of the program credits precedes the performance. The first and third movements of In G major are filmed in wide shot, the second movement is filmed in close shot. The first 25 minutes of the tape contain a separate performance of In G major and the last 17 minutes contain a performance of The cage
On the town finale( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo : Joyce Theater, N.Y( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generation next( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program was part of New York City Ballet's Jerome Robbins Festival
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

Interplay( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Robbins rehearses dancers of New York City Ballet in his ballet Interplay, possibly in preparation for the company's Festival of Jerome Robbins' Ballets, held in June 1990. The complete ballet (with many interruptions and repetitions) is rehearsed in the first 54 min. of the tape ; in the final 57 min., Robbins works with three different casts on the pas de deux from Byplay, the third movement of the ballet
Robert La Fosse & Lisa de Ribere( Visual )

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

Guests weigh the differences between the New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre
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
American Ballet Theater at the Met mixed bill by Brian Large( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This triple bill of ballets, with an additional glittering pas de deux, is a delightful introduction to the range and excitement of American Ballet Theatre's repertory
 
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George Balanchine's The nutcracker
Alternative Names
LaFosse, Robert

LaFosse, Robert 1959-

Languages
English (70)

German (1)

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The nutcracker