Interview with John Christian, 1969Additional title: Dance, New York (Radio program)
NamesChristian, John, 1921-1982 (Interviewee)Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1969
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-1854
TopicsGoslar, LotteChristian, John, 1921-1982 -- InterviewsJacob's Pillow Dance FestivalDance -- Documentation
NotesContent: Interview with John Christian conducted by Marian Horosko for radio station WBAI, New York City, as part of its series Dance, New York, in 1969. A film of Ted Shawn dancing The death of Adonis is held by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and is cataloged under the class mark: *MGZHB 4-131. This film includes Doris Humphrey dancing Hoop 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.Venue: Recorded for WBAI, New York 1969 New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 31 minutes) : analog, 3.75 ips, acetate, half-track, 5 in.Sound quality is good overall, but the recording is marred by "tape hiss."
DescriptionStreaming audio file (approximately 30 minutes). Marian Horosko introduces John Christian, Executive Director of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival; John Christian speaks with Marian Horosko about the history of Jacob's Pillow; some of the earlier performers including such noted dancers as Alicia Alonso and Erik Bruhn and noted companies as the Royal Danish Ballet; Jacob's Pillow as a showcase for ethnic dancers; documenting performances through film; Horosko and Christian speak about films she has seen of Ted Shawn performing The death of Adonis and of Doris Humphrey performing Hoop dance; the upcoming season at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival including performances by Violette Verdy and Lotte Goslar; (very briefly) his own dance training; more on the upcoming season including the performers Mata and Hari [Ruth Mata and Eugene Hari], the German company Gruppe Motion Berlin; the new ballet company, Center Ballet of Buffalo; the Afro-American Dance Ensemble, Edward Villella and Patricia McBride; and Nala Najan, who will also dance with students who have attended the summer program; administrative details regarding attending the Festival; closing remarks.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 77623441NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13323923Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 22c8e990-d286-0137-d035-6941e3134c44
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