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Larry Rhodes and Brunilda Ruiz in Brian McDonald's Time out of Mind 1962 with the Harkness Ballet

Larry Rhodes and Brunilda Ruiz in Brian McDonald's Time out of Mind 1962 with the Harkness Ballet

Juilliard dance director Lawrence Rhodes gives ballet class (Rosalie O'Connor)

Juilliard dance director Lawrence Rhodes gives ballet class (Rosalie O'Connor)

1968 Press Photo Harkness Ballet Brunilda Ruiz Lawrence Rhodes ~~Time Out  of Mind (Brian Macdonald)

1968 Press Photo Harkness Ballet Brunilda Ruiz Lawrence Rhodes ~~Time Out of Mind (Brian Macdonald)

Lawrence Rhodes and Lone Isaksen in "After Eden"

Lawrence Rhodes and Lone Isaksen in "After Eden"

Pennsylvania Ballet dancer Lawrence Rhodes, 1973. Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images.

Pennsylvania Ballet dancer Lawrence Rhodes, 1973. Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images.

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Don't rely on the barre: Finis Jhung, once a principal with Harkness Ballet, is 75; here, teaching for the gruelling show "Billy Elliot." "Mr. Jhung sets little store by barre work and the attendant grabbing for support. 'Always be in balance, always in control,' he urged his charges — emphasizing the spring action of the bent knee in plié for powerful jumps, turns and combinations. 'I’m not interested in textbook figures,' Mr. Jhung said. 'I’m interested in the mechanics of movement.'"

Don't rely on the barre: Finis Jhung, once a principal with Harkness Ballet, is 75; here, teaching for the gruelling show "Billy Elliot." "Mr. Jhung sets little store by barre work and the attendant grabbing for support. 'Always be in balance, always in control,' he urged his charges — emphasizing the spring action of the bent knee in plié for powerful jumps, turns and combinations. 'I’m not interested in textbook figures,' Mr. Jhung said. 'I’m interested in the mechanics of movement.'"

Lone Isaksen - in Cannes, 1965

Lone Isaksen - in Cannes, 1965

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