Interview with Patricia Birch, 1976Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
NamesBirch, Patricia (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-03-15
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-638 Side B
TopicsBirch, PatriciaBernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 -- CandideSondheim, Stephen -- Pacific overturesGesner, Clark -- You're a good man, Charlie BrownSherman, Richard M., 1928- -- Over here!Casey, Warren -- GreaseMusicals
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 58 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen, host, introduces Patricia Birch; Gruen and Patricia Birch speak about her career as a choreographer for Broadway musicals; her background as a dancer; how she started as a choreographer, for You're a good man, Charlie Brown; dancing for Martha Graham [a recording of the overture to the musical Candide, by Leonard Bernstein is played followed by a commercial announcement]; Gruen and Birch speak about her choreographing the musical Candide [a recording of the song There is no other way from the musical Pacific overtures, by Stephen Sondheim is played]; choreographing Pacific overtures; her choreographic process with reference to examples from specific musicals [a recording of the song Suppertime from the musical You're a good man Charlie Brown, by Clark Gesner is played followed by commercial announcements]; balletic dance, including the so-called dream ballet, and its place in contemporary musicals; her enjoyment of being part of a collaborative work [a recording of the overture to the musical Over here!, by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman is played]; the qualities required of a dancer for a Broadway show including the ability to project a character [a recording of the scene featuring the song Born to hand jive from the musical Grease, by Warren Casey is played]; closing remarks [closing announcement and music].Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN, New York 1976, March 15 New York (N.Y.)Funding: 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.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 58 min.)Sound quality is excellent.
DescriptionInterview with Patricia Birch conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on March 15, 1976 by radio station WNCN, New York on its series The sound of dance.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 83646331NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118448Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 872dc980-c27d-0135-3fda-5dd0b1e0ff50
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