Interview with Harriet Hoctor, 1967

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Title
Interview with Harriet Hoctor, 1967
Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Names
Hoctor, Harriet (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Host)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1967-01-22
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-63
Topics
Balestracci, Sandra
Crompton, Nancy
Hoctor, Harriet -- Interviews
Dance teachers
Genres
Radio programs
Interviews
Notes
Biographical/historical: Interview with Harriet Hoctor conducted by Walter Terry, as host. Recorded on January 22, 1967 and broadcast on February 5, 1967 by radio station WNYC, New York City, on its series, Invitation to dance.
Content: The sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by "tape hiss" and occasional distortion. However, the speakers' voices are almost always easily intelligible.
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 for and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York on its series, Invitation to dance. Recorded on January 22, 1967 and broadcast on February 5, 1967 New York (N.Y.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audio reel (approximately 23 minutes) ; acetate; half-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.
Description
Streaming audio file (approximately 23 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by unidentified speaker.] Walter Terry introduces Harriet Hoctor; Harriet Hoctor speaks with Walter Terry about her career including why she danced primarily in musical comedies rather than with a classical ballet company; performing in London, England; her back bend, which was her signature movement; (briefly) her student Sandra Balestracci; her very strict ballet training; more about Sandra Balestracci; her ideas about dance training including the importance of bringing out a dancer's personality and creating a beautiful line; the technical skills of ballerinas today including her frustration that choreographers in the United States often do not make better use of them; the technical skills of two of her pupils, Nancy Crompton and Joyce Cuoco; her wish she could start dancing anew now, knowing what she has learned from teaching. [Closing remarks by unidentified speaker and music.]
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 36193293
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117228
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ee77c580-5314-0137-8290-6bd7a885ca97
Rights Statement
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  • 1967: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Harriet Hoctor, 1967" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2ff78580-3b7a-0134-bb09-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Harriet Hoctor, 1967" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 26, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2ff78580-3b7a-0134-bb09-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1967). Interview with Harriet Hoctor, 1967 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2ff78580-3b7a-0134-bb09-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Harriet Hoctor, 1967