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Interview with Stanley Sussman, Part 2 of 4: July 25 and 26, 1978

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Title
Interview with Stanley Sussman, Part 2 of 4: July 25 and 26, 1978
Names
Sussman, Stanley (Interviewee)
Matheson, Katy (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-07-25
Date Created: 1978-07-26
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-468
Topics
Graham, Martha
Sussman, Stanley -- Interviews
Graham, Martha. Cortege of eagles
Martha Graham Dance Company
Dancing ground (Choreographic work : Graham)
Music and dance
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Source note: Interview with Stanley Sussman conducted by Katy Matheson for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division Oral History Project at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, on July 25 and 26, 1978. Part 1 (July 17, and 19, 1978), Part 3 (August 1, 2, and 4,1978), and Part 4 (August 16,1978) are cataloged separately.
Additional physical form: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 5-468.
Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.
Source characteristics: Sound quality is good. There are occasional short gaps.
Venue: Recorded by Katy Matheson for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts July 25 and 26, 1978 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
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 2 hr., 21 min.); polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips; 5 in.
Description
Streaming audio file 1, July 25 and 26, 1978 (approximately one hour and 37 minutes). Stanley Sussman speaks with Katy Matheson about touring with the Martha Graham Dance Company in Japan; company morale; the repertoire; casting including the end of the so-called star system; Martha Graham's deep involvement with the costumes; rehearsals; Pearl Lang and her relationship with Graham; the departure of Ross Bertram and Mary Hinkson from the company [beginning of July 26 session, at approximately 50:29 minutes]; Sussman speaks about Graham's approach to creating a new work; Graham's remarks to him about her marriage to Erick Hawkins and other personal matters; Graham's approach to music and phrasing, as for example in her Diversion of angels; her choice of music including her frequent use of commissioned works; composers with whom he worked; Graham's work Dancing ground; how various company members interacted with Graham; her works Cortege of eagles; Acrobats of god; and Adorations [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Streaming audio file 2, July 26, 1978 (approximately 44 minutes). Stanley Sussman speaks with Katy Matheson about Martha Graham including her discussions with him of Judaism; briefly, her work Judith; observations about Graham including her sense of mortality; her relationship with Louis Horst; the fact that Graham never commissioned Sussman to create a composition for her [ends abruptly].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 991872351
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21289365
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6c4ccca0-c715-0135-6cd8-0415e5197840
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Stanley Sussman" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978 - 1978. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0ea71240-3b70-0134-5c78-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Stanley Sussman" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0ea71240-3b70-0134-5c78-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978 - 1978). Interview with Stanley Sussman Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0ea71240-3b70-0134-5c78-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Stanley Sussman