Interview with Robin Howard, 1978

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Title
Interview with Robin Howard, 1978
Names
Howard, Robin (Interviewee)
Tobias, Tobi (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-08-22
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-412
Topics
Graham, Martha
Howard, Robin -- Interviews
London Contemporary Dance School
Martha Graham Dance Company
Dance critics
Modern dance -- Technique -- Graham
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Additional physical form: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-412.
Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.
Source characteristics: Sound quality is good.
Venue: Recorded by Tobi Tobias 1978, August 22 London (England)
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
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audio cassette (approximately 1 hr., 17 min.); quarter track; 1.875 ips
Description
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Robin Howard speaks with Tobi Tobias about how he first came to be interested in Martha Graham; the impact on him of seeing Graham and her company [Martha Graham Dance Company] perform, in London; his impressions of the male dancers including Bertram Ross, Robert Cohan, and Robert Powell; some of the more notable female dancers including Pearl Lang, Mary Hinkson, Helen McGehee, and Ethel Winter; how his anger with the public and critical response to the London performances led to his association with Graham and the company; Graham as a person; the company's second British tour including Howard's role in arranging it; its favorable critical reception; his thoughts on dance critics [ends abruptly but interview continues on streaming audio fie 2].Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 39 minutes). Robin Howard speaks with Tobi Tobias about Graham technique; Jane Dudley as a teacher of Graham technique; the development of Graham technique as taught at Howard's school [The Place; now part of the London Contemporary Dance School]; the establishment of The Place and its role in his life; his relationship with Martha Graham and her company during this time; his proposals regarding the company and the reasons Graham could not bring herself to implement them; the high level of tension in the company; his great admiration for Graham and gratitude that he knew her.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 144657583
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118175
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6c450820-c277-0135-6ecd-5916d6216fa3
Rights Statement
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  • 1978: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Robin Howard, 1978" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/112d6490-c324-0133-24a6-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Robin Howard, 1978" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 19, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/112d6490-c324-0133-24a6-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Interview with Robin Howard, 1978 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/112d6490-c324-0133-24a6-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Robin Howard, 1978