Interview with Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1976
NamesBaryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-811 Side 1
TopicsBaryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-Male dancers
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 28 minutes). Walter Terry speaks about his book (Great male dancers of the ballet, 1978); Mikhail Baryshnikov, with the occasional assistance of an unidentified interpreter, speaks about dancing in John Butler's Medea including the difficulty of preparing for a modern role; differences between dancing a classical role and a modern role; his interest in a wide variety of dance styles; the continuing evolution of how he dances classical roles like Albrecht; the use of classical steps to express dramatic meaning, for example Albrecht's steps when dancing for the Queen of the Willis; (briefly) several choreographers with whom he has worked; his interest in dancing a ballet about Mozart; his admiration for George Balanchine's ballets.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1976Funding: 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 Walter Terry
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 28 min.)Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise.
DescriptionInterview with Mikhail Baryshnikov conducted by Walter Terry in 1976, as research for his book: Great male dancers of the ballet (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1978). The location of the interview is not identified. An unidentified interpreter assists at times.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 144660157NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118693Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e24d1ae0-7956-0136-b15d-0a5b8fbacbcc
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