elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Rodger Max Barrow, Ernie Horvath & Chuck Pepe

Rodger Max Barrow (November 23, 1954 - May 14, 2000) was the formerly Excutive Director of Utah's Repertory Dance Theatre and Director of Development for the Joffrey and Feld Ballets and City Center Theatre. Also Chair of New York's State Council for the arts dance panel. (Picture: Rodger Max Barrow with Chuck Pepe)

He died of complications from Aids on May 14, 2000, on Fire Island Pines.

He received an MFA in photography from NYU in 1991. He became Fifth Avenue's Photographer documenting windows for Tiffany, Fendi, Gucci, Ferragamo, Fellissimo, Steuben, Bendel and Burberry. He was born in Light, Arkansas, November 23, 1954.

Over the course of a distinguished career, Ian "Ernie" Horvath (c. 1946, Cleveland - 5 January 1990, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, age 46) worked as a modern and ballet dancer, producing director of the Limon Dance Foundation, co-founder of Cleveland Ballet, soloist with the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theater, and associate director of the Carlisle Project. At Horvath's death, Rodger Max Barrow was noted as Horvath's companion. (Picture: Michael Kelly Bruce)

Rodger Max Barrow was survived by long time companion, Michael Kelly Bruce and domestic partner Chuck Pepe (1961-2008).

Associate Professor Michael Kelly Bruce began dancing with Harriette Ann Gray in a movement-for-actors class at Perry-Mansfield in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; he spent the next five years working with her. After a year in Holland working closely with Lucas Hoving and performing with several Dutch companies he moved to NYC, working with Anna Sokolow, Mary Anthony and Fred Mathews.

Photo: Ernie Horvath, by Zachary Freyman, courtesy Zachary Freyman Collection, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

From 1974 through 1981, he danced with the Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) of Utah, working with many choreographers including Lar Lubovitch, Douglas Dunn, Bruce Marks and Mathew Diamond. He has performed the works of Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey, Helen Tamiris, Jose Limon, and Viola Farber. He has served as a guest performer and choreographer with companies across the country; as co-director of The Coast in San Francisco; and as a faculty member of workshops, colleges, and universities including Perry-Mansfield, Harvard Summer Institute, Mills College, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University. In Columbus, he worked extensively with choreographer Victoria Uris. MKB teaches Kinesiology for Dancers, Floor Barre, Pilates Matwork and Reformer, Repertory and Choreography. His Pilates certifications are through the Stott Pilates International Certification Center and the PhysicalMind Institute.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/05/18/classified/paid-notice-deaths-barrow-rodger-max.html

Further Readings:

Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality by Patrick Moore
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press (January 14, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 080707957X
ISBN-13: 978-0807079577
Amazon: Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality

The radical sexuality of gay American men in the 1970s is often seen as a shameful period of excess that led to the AIDS crisis. Beyond Shame claims that when the gay community divorced itself from this allegedly tainted legacy, the tragic result was an intergenerational disconnect because the original participants were unable to pass on a sense of pride and identity to younger generations. Indeed, one reason for the current rise in HIV, Moore argues, is precisely due to this destructive occurrence, which increased the willingness of younger gay men to engage in unsafe sex.

Lifting the'veil of AIDS,' Moore recasts the gay male sexual culture of the 1970s as both groundbreaking and creative-provocatively comparing extreme sex to art. He presents a powerful yet nuanced snapshot of a maligned, forgotten era. Moore rescues gay America's past, present, and future from a disturbing spiral of destruction and AIDS-related shame, illustrating why it's critical for the gay community to reclaim the decade.

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