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Title
Interview with Ruth Lovell Murray, 1971
Names
Murray, Ruth Lovell (Interviewee)
Ellis, Kathryn Gladney (Interviewer)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Contributor)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-07-06
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-545
Topics
Murray, Ruth Lovell
Dancers -- Education
Dance teachers
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Citation/reference: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-545.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Kathryn Gladney Ellis 1971, July 6 Detroit (Mich.)
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 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 45 minutes). Ruth Lovell Murray speaks with Kathryn Gladney Ellis about her background in dance; her training as a teacher; her philosophy of teaching including the encouraging of personal creativity; her study of dance, including at the Humphrey-Weidman studio in New York and at Bennington [Bennington College Summer School of the Dance]; her meager performing career; her immediate affinity for the work of Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham and other modern dance choreographers; trends in dance including movement education for children and the greater use of improvisation; teaching composition; rhythmic training [ends abruptly].
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 23 minutes). Ruth Lovell Murray speaks with Kathryn Gladney Ellis about teaching dance and the qualities she hopes to see in her students; the importance of performance experience for the dance student; the students today as compared with those in the past; changes she would like to see including greater opportunities for male dance students; her concerns about the "slickness" she sees in many current dance productions; the place of dance in the departmental organization of an academic institution.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 8 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by "tape hiss."
Description
Interview with Ruth Lovell Murray conducted by Kathryn Gladney Ellis on July 6, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, for the archives of the Dance Division of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 78311449
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118338
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9e69ba40-795f-0136-b87d-51a12c443141
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1971: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Ruth Lovell Murray" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1bd50bf0-c318-0133-f65c-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Ruth Lovell Murray" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1bd50bf0-c318-0133-f65c-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Ruth Lovell Murray Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1bd50bf0-c318-0133-f65c-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Ruth Lovell Murray