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Interview with Robert Joffrey, 1976

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Interview with Robert Joffrey, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Joffrey, Robert (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-10-10
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-632 Side A
Joffrey, Robert
Remembrances (Choreographic work : Joffrey)
Cakewalk (Choreographic work : Boris)
Radio programs
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately one hour and three minutes). John Gruen, host, introduces Robert Joffrey and speaks about the Joffrey Ballet; Robert Joffrey speaks with Gruen about the Joffrey Ballet's upcoming, 20th anniversary season including its emphasis on American choreographers; Gerald Arpino's new work [entitled Orpheus times light]; George Balanchine's Square dance; the company's growth over the last 20 years; his hope to create a ballet school with scholarships for all of the students; his vision of the Joffrey Ballet as a company devoted to modern [20th century] and new ballets; Leonide Massine [a recording of an excerpt from Richard Wagner's Wesendonk lieder, used in Robert Joffrey's ballet Remembrances, is played]; Joffrey speaks about Remembrances in particular the music and Francesca Corkle as the ideal dancer for a ballet set to it; the recent departure of certain dancers from the company; works scheduled to be performed in the upcoming season including Agnes de Mille's Rodeo and Ruthanna Boris' ballet Cakewalk; Twyla Tharp; other works being performed including Gerald Arpino's Drums, dreams and banjos and his Olympics; Joffrey's Astarte [a recording of Louis Gottschalk's The gala cakewalk, as adapted and orchestrated by Hershy Kay and used in Boris' Cakewalk, is played]; Joffrey speaks about Arpino's contribution as a choreographer to the company; closing remarks.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN, New York 1976, October 10 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 3 min.)
Sound quality is excellent.
Interview with Robert Joffrey conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on October 10, 1976 by radio station WNCN, New York on its series The sound of dance.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 79324038
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118438
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 21af8c80-c27c-0135-c86b-37132044bba5
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  • 1976: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Robert Joffrey" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/09e80d10-c325-0133-23ff-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Robert Joffrey" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 4, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/09e80d10-c325-0133-23ff-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Robert Joffrey Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/09e80d10-c325-0133-23ff-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Robert Joffrey