Interview with George Skibine, Nathalie Krassovska and Igor Youskevitch, 1975

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Title
Interview with George Skibine, Nathalie Krassovska and Igor Youskevitch, 1975
Names
Skibine, George, 1920-1981 (Interviewee)
Shelton, Suzanne (Interviewer)
Krassovska, Nathalie, 1918-2005 (Interviewee)
Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994 (Interviewee)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-02-15
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-608
Topics
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942
Denham, Sergei, 1896-1970
Skibine, George, 1920-1981
Krassovska, Nathalie, 1918-2005
Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Suzanne Shelton 1975, February 15 Dallas (Tex.)
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.
Acquisition: Gift Suzanne Shelton
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes). George Skibine, Nathalia Krassovska, and Igor Youskevitch discuss with Suzanne Shelton, their careers, the Ballet Russe [Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo], and related subjects including the history of the Ballet Russe; Michel Fokine, Sergei Denham, working with Leonide Massine and the Massine style; differences in generations of dancers; influence of the Ballet Russe in Texas; why Ballet Russe dancers settled in Texas; the life of the Ballet Russe dancers and intra-company relationships while on tour; Olga Preobrazhenska's school where the three met; the Ballet Russe repertoire and their preferred roles.
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 36 minutes). George Skibine, Nathalia Krassovska, and Igor Youskevitch tell anecdotes about each other; they discuss Skibine's and Youskevitch's military service and return to dancing; living in Texas; the life of a dancer; the decision to retire from dancing; seeing Anna Pavlova on film; dancing for the camera including an anecdote about Alexandra Danilova; Bronislava NIjinska; reasons for the disbanding of the Ballet Russe.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 22 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise, short gaps, and changes in volume. In addition, at times the participants speak over each other.
Description
Interview with George Skibine, Nathalie Krassovska, and Igor Youskevitch conducted by Suzanne Shelton on February 15, 1975 in Dallas, Texas as background for her article entitled: The Russians are here: when the Ballet Russe stopped touring, many of its dancers got off the bus in Texas (cataloged as: *MGZR Shelton, Suzanne. [Clippings - Works by] Texas Monthly, v 3 no 6, June 1975, p 49-50, 82. illus).
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 80414409
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118400
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3340f250-7958-0136-b206-372f81c28a80
Rights Statement
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  • 1920: Creator Born
  • 1975: Created
  • 1981: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with George Skibine, Nathalie Krassovska and Igor Youskevitch" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1b03c250-c319-0133-c728-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with George Skibine, Nathalie Krassovska and Igor Youskevitch" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 15, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1b03c250-c319-0133-c728-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Interview with George Skibine, Nathalie Krassovska and Igor Youskevitch Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1b03c250-c319-0133-c728-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with George Skibine, Nathalie Krassovska and Igor Youskevitch