“It’s an ambiguous work, but there’s no question about its impact. It’s the experience that counts because you realize it relates to you.  This guy was sitting next to you in the audience, and then he goes up on stage and he has this experience. It’s a life experience, it’s a sexual experience, but it’s also some sort of feeling about sensation and a place in society. It’s a light show, it’s sexy, it’s free, it’s outrageous,” said Kisselgoff.

“It’s an ambiguous work, but there’s no question about its impact. It’s the experience that counts because you realize it relates to you. This guy was sitting next to you in the audience, and then he goes up on stage and he has this experience. It’s a life experience, it’s a sexual experience, but it’s also some sort of feeling about sensation and a place in society. It’s a light show, it’s sexy, it’s free, it’s outrageous,” said Kisselgoff.

Gar Compton filming for Astarte with Trinette Singleton

Gar Compton filming for Astarte with Trinette Singleton

Astarte is the Greek name of a goddess known throughout the Eastern Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to Classical times. She is associated with sexuality, fertility and war. Former Joffrey dancer Trinette Singleton remembers the day the rehearsal sheet went up announcing that a new ballet was being created by Mr. Joffrey.

Astarte is the Greek name of a goddess known throughout the Eastern Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to Classical times. She is associated with sexuality, fertility and war. Former Joffrey dancer Trinette Singleton remembers the day the rehearsal sheet went up announcing that a new ballet was being created by Mr. Joffrey.

“TIME Magazine had decided to consider a montage that I had created at Bob Joffrey’s suggestion. They liked a group of them and said that they were under consideration for the cover, but nothing was definite and we’d know down the road whether or not it would be the cover."-Herbert Migdoll. It did make the cover in March 1968

“TIME Magazine had decided to consider a montage that I had created at Bob Joffrey’s suggestion. They liked a group of them and said that they were under consideration for the cover, but nothing was definite and we’d know down the road whether or not it would be the cover."-Herbert Migdoll. It did make the cover in March 1968

“When Max and I finally got this whole picture in scope, I was terrified.  I was like ‘oh, my God, this is big.’  I was nervous.  I mean what if I fail this man?  What if I get onstage and just blow it, you know. It was nerve racking. Max wasn’t as nervous. Max was kind of bigger than life and he loved being the center of attention and drama,” said Singleton

“When Max and I finally got this whole picture in scope, I was terrified. I was like ‘oh, my God, this is big.’ I was nervous. I mean what if I fail this man? What if I get onstage and just blow it, you know. It was nerve racking. Max wasn’t as nervous. Max was kind of bigger than life and he loved being the center of attention and drama,” said Singleton

Trinette Singleton and Dermot Burke

Trinette Singleton and Dermot Burke

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