Interview with Rose Tilep: in two parts, June and September, 1977
NamesTilep, Rose (Interviewee)Hunt, Marilyn, 1937- (Interviewer)Kendall, Elizabeth, 1947- (Interviewer)
Dance Oral History Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-06Date Created: 1977-09
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZT 5-354 (former)
TopicsTilep, Rose -- InterviewsDuncan, Isadora, 1877-1927Duncan, IrmaEsenin, Sergeĭ Aleksandrovich, 1895-1925Shkola Aĭsedory DunkanDance schools
NotesVenue: Interview with Rose Tilep in two parts: conducted by Elizabeth Kendall in June 1977 and by Marilyn Hunt in September 1977, in New York City for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division Oral History Project.Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.Source characteristics: Sound quality is fair. There is extraneous noise including significant "tape hiss" and short gaps. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible. At times, the interviewee, Rose Tilep pauses to search for a book or photograph.Venue: Recorded for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1977, June and September, 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 DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 2 audiotape reels (approximately 1 hr., 43 min.) : analog, 3.75ips., half-track, polyester; 5 in.
DescriptionStreaming file 1 (approximately 49 minutes). Rose Tilep speaks with Elizabeth Kendall about Isadora Duncan including her admiration for Duncan; her first meeting Duncan, in Moscow, and being engaged as an interpreter at Duncan's school [Shkola Aĭsedory Dunkan]; the children at the school; Duncan's marriage to Sergei Yesenin [Sergeĭ Aleksandrovich Esenin] and Tilep's return to the United States; the daily routine at the school; Duncan's practice of dancing for the children in order to inspire them;(very briefly) Irma Duncan as a teacher; various activities arranged for the children; Emma Goldman; other dancers and opera singers Tilep saw perform [ends abruptly].Streaming file 2 (approximately 3 minutes). Rose Tilep continues to speak with Elizabeth Kendall about Isadora Duncan [ends abruptly].Streaming file 3 (approximately 49 minutes). Rose Tilep speaks with Marilyn Hunt about Isadora Duncan and her family including her sister Elizabeth Duncan; how she met Isadora Duncan, in Moscow and came to work for her; the children at the school; Tilep's responsibilities at the school; Duncan's marriage to Sergei Yesenin and the problems this caused; Duncan's unhappiness; Irma Duncan; Gordon Craig; how Duncan looked when Tilep knew her in Moscow; the scarcity of food in Moscow at the time; celebrating Christmas at the school; more on Gordon Craig; an anecdote about Duncan and her pianist; the children's performances at the Bolshoi Theater; Tilep's daughter [ends abruptly].Streaming file 4 (approximately two minutes). Rose Tilep continues to speak with Marilyn Hunt about the classes at Isadora Duncan's school.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 892485906NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118152Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 111d9d50-b296-0133-5b80-60f81dd2b63c
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