Ballet Bad Boy: My Life Behind Barres by George Latimer

By George Latimer

From the turbulence of the mid 1960’s in Oakland, CA., George Latimer traveled to Memphis, TN. His sexual ambivalence in tow, he encountered the segregated global of dance within the racially polarized urban. As assistant to the director of the Memphis Civic Ballet, the nearby ballet corporation of the mid-south, he quickly turned disappointed with the politics and the state of mind of the outdated Memphis, and he used to be encouraged to create an organization that represented his heartfelt philosophies that dance was once for everybody. Ballet South used to be born. Nureyev, Baryshnikov, and the Panovs have been one of the celebrities who graced the level of his fledgling and, on the time, arguable corporation. In 1989 he lower back to Oakland with Jeff Stuart, his lifelong accomplice, the place they proceed to give a contribution to their ardour for the ballet.

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