Interview with Harriet Hoctor, 1967Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesHoctor, Harriet (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Host)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1967-01-22
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-63
TopicsBalestracci, SandraCrompton, NancyHoctor, Harriet -- InterviewsDance teachers
NotesBiographical/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.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 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 DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audio reel (approximately 23 minutes) : analog, 7.5 ips, acetate, half-track, 7 in.The sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by "tape hiss" and occasional distortion. However, the speakers' voices are almost always easily intelligible.
DescriptionStreaming 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 ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36193293NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117228Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ee77c580-5314-0137-8290-6bd7a885ca97
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