Interview with Carla Fracci, 1976Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
NamesFracci, Carla (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-01-12
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-315 Side B (former)
TopicsBruhn, Erik, 1928-1986Menegatti, BeppeFracci, CarlaAmerican Ballet TheatreMedea (Choreographic work : Butler)
GenresRadio interviewsInterviewsRadio programs
NotesContent: Streaming file (approximately 58 minutes). [Begins abruptly; introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen introduces Carla Fracci; Gruen and Fracci speak about the role of Giselle including her recent performance with American Ballet Theatre; her career in her native Italy; her background including how greatly she was inspired by seeing Margot Fonteyn in The sleeping beauty; the beginning of her international career, with the London Festival Ballet; Erik Bruhn; Mikhail Barshynikov and John Butler's Medea; performing with Baryshnikov and others in San Marco square in Venice [commercial announcement]; Beppe Menegatti, her husband and artistic collaborator; performing John Butler's After Eden with Dennis Wayne in a circus tent [commercial announcement; recorded excerpt from the music, by Samuel Barber, used in the ballet Medea, is played]; Fracci's upcoming performances with American Ballet Theatre including Medea and Peter Darrell's Tales of Hoffmann; her son; her feelings about dancing and audiences [commercial announcements and closing remarks].Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Broadcast by WNCN-FM 1976, January 12 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 58 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by distortion arising from damage to the original recording. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Carla Fracci conducted by John Gruen, as host on radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance, for broadcast on January 12, 1976. The program includes commercial announcements made both by Gruen and Oscar Buhler.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 78945775NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118002Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0dae0010-b295-0133-8d1c-60f81dd2b63c
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