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Interview with Bhaskar: the dance of India

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Interview with Bhaskar: the dance of India
Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Bhaskar, 1930- (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1967-03
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-70
Shankar, Uday, 1900-1977
Bhaskar, 1930-
Dance -- India
Radio programs
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 31 minutes). [Music and introduction of Walter Terry and program by unidentified speaker.] Walter Terry introduces his guest Bhaskar; Bhaskar speaks with Terry about his career in the United States including how he first came to the United States, his touring, and his choreographing; his style of Indian dance contrasted with that of Uday Shankar; his classical dance training in India including how he first became a dancer; the four major schools of Indian classical dance; Shiva, god of the dance; the historical origins of his Cobra dance; teaching western dance in India; the dance Bhaskar finds most emotionally moving; Terry's closing remarks. [Interview ends at approximately 23:35 minutes; the balance of the recording consists of the unidentified speaker's closing remarks and music.]
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 1967, March 9 (recorded) and March 12 (broadcast) New York (N.Y.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 31 min.); acetate; full-track ; 7.5 ips; 7 in
The sound quality is excellent.
Interview with Bhaskar [Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury] conducted by Walter Terry as host for radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance. The interview was recorded on March 9 and broadcast on March 12, 1967.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 36936922
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117165
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f168e0a0-f4cc-0136-f948-0d67fa967a56
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  • 1967: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Bhaskar" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Bhaskar" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2020.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1967). Interview with Bhaskar Retrieved from

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Interview with Bhaskar