In the late 80's, I began a series of images that I knew were the illustrations of a mysterious story. Though the collages depicted incidents, the larger tale surrounding them remained illusive. Actor/writer James Lecesne grasped the essence of the hidden content and, utilizing 12 of the images as inspiration, outlined it in a short story called "The Girl Who Changed Her Mind." Years passed before I discovered the deeper tale; and after many evolutions the story morphed into a fantasy who's "voice" guided me to write an epic verse. It grew to 186 pages, including dozens of fresh, color-enhanced images.
While at a dinner party in 2014, a friend asked to see some photos from my years as a dancer and choreographer. In the process of digging up long buried material to organize into some kind of timeline, I discovered that, with the aid of some captions, there was a story worth telling and my memoir Archive 1957-1974 is the result. It begins with my first tap lesson at age 7 and ends with my time touring with The Paul Taylor Dance Company.