Interview with June Dunbar: architecture, designing for danceAdditional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesDunbar, June (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1960 - 1969 (Approximate)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-69
TopicsDunbar, June92nd Street Y (New York, N.Y.). Kaufmann AuditoriumJuilliard School. Dance DivisionCostumeTheater architectureDance floors
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 25 minutes). Walter Terry introduces June Dunbar, teacher and assistant to Martha Hill, director of dance at the Juilliard School, and the subject of the interview: the architectural specifications for dance classrooms and stages. June Dunbar speaks with Walter Terry about the type of floor optimal for dance; the fixtures, dimensions, and ventilation optimal for dance studios and costume storage areas; researching, with Martha Hill, the specifications for the dance facilities for the Juilliard School's new building at Lincoln Center [for the Performing Arts] including visits to other theaters and studios; the features, and dimensions, of an ideal dance theater including (by way of illustration) the dimensional shortcomings of the stage at the Kaufmann Auditorium [Kaufmann Concert Hall], 92nd Street YMHA, New York City; the ideal theater in terms of audience sight lines; theaters-in-the-round as compared to proscenium stages for dance.Funding: The processing 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.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance 196- New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 25 min.); acetate; half-track ; 7.5 ips; 7 in.The sound quality is excellent.
DescriptionInterview with June Dunbar conducted by Walter Terry as host for broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance. The recording was made in the 1960s, probably the latter half.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36936936NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117169Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e5ae3c40-f4cc-0136-4eab-4bd3cf2b2916
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