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Interview with Susse Wold, 1977

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Interview with Susse Wold, 1977
Wold, Susse (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-07-16
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-792
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
Wold, Susse
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1977, July 16 Copenhagen (Denmark)
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.
Acquisition: Gift John Gruen
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Susse Wold speaks with John Gruen about her background and career; meeting Erik Bruhn at a party and their subsequent written correspondence; Bruhn as an actor; their friendship; his ulcer and his surgeries; performing with Bruhn in the play Rashomon; his personality including an anecdote about a visit to New York City with Bruhn and his longtime housekeeper, Ella Schram [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 4 minutes). Susse Wold continues to speak with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn's personality.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 52 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is good.
Interview with Susse Wold conducted by John Gruen on July 16, 1977, in Copenhagen, Denmark, as research for his book Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979). A third person, who is not identified, is present but does not participate materially in the conversation.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 84487741
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118652
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 34c528f0-7960-0136-5bfd-51c56098ae35
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The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1977: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Susse Wold" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Susse Wold" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2020.

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Interview with Susse Wold