Interview with Violette Verdy, 1976Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
NamesVerdy, Violette, 1933-2016 (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-11-14
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-632 Side B
TopicsBalanchine, GeorgeRobbins, JeromeVerdy, Violette, 1933-2016Opéra de Paris. BalletNew York City Ballet
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 55 minutes). John Gruen, host, speaks about the upcoming season of the New York City Ballet and introduces Violette Verdy; Violette Verdy speaks with John Gruen about her appointment as the director of the Paris Opera Ballet [Opéra de Paris Ballet]; the current state of the company and the responsibilities of the position [a recording of music by Maurice Ravel used in George Balanchine's ballet Sonatine is played]; Verdy speaks about her career at the New York City Ballet including Balanchine's choreographing roles that evoked the French qualities of her dancing; her "noble resignation" regarding her body type and technique; Jerome Robbins' working methods compared with Balanchine's; her experience dancing the classic ballets as compatible with her roles at New York City Ballet [a recording of an excerpt of the music by Gabriel Fauré used in Balanchine's ballet Jewels is played]; the early start to her career including her role in the 1949 movie Ballerina; the upcoming New York City Ballet including a Bournonville tribute.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN, New York 1976, November 14 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 DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 55 min.)Sound quality is very good.
DescriptionInterview with Violette Verdy conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on November 14, 1976 by radio station WNCN, New York on its series The sound of dance.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 79236613NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118439Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 26e08e50-c27c-0135-685e-5dce864b7354
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