Lecture on government support for the arts
NamesTerry, Walter (Speaker)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1973-11-15
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-305
TopicsTerry, WalterJacob's Pillow Dance FestivalTriumph of death (Choreographic work : Flindt)Dance -- Subsidies -- EuropeFederal aid to dance -- United StatesDance -- Economic aspectsDance -- Subsidies -- United StatesDance -- Economic aspectsFederal aid to danceEuropeUnited States
NotesFunding: 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 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts November 15, 1973 New York (N.Y.)Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately one hour). [Begins abruptly.] Walter Terry speaks about government support for the arts in the United States, beginning in the Eisenhower era, and in Europe; the financial problems of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival during his season as director; the value of The nutcracker as a fund raiser; the necessity of patronage to support new works and the avant-garde; the responsibility of the dance critic to inform the public of the nature of the work; a series of films on dance that he found both entertaining and educational [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2]. In the course of his lecture, Terry relates numerous anecdotes including with respect to fund-raising, donors, overheard audience comments, and a performance of Martha Graham's Medea.Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 28 minutes). Walter Terry continues to speak about the films on dance, in particular, their potential for educating the public about the value of dance; he speaks about some of the works that will be performed in the United States by the Royal Swedish Ballet [Kungliga Baletten] and the Royal Danish Ballet [Kongelige Danske ballet]; [Fleming Flindt's] The triumph of death; reasons for the popularity of The sleeping beauty in England during World War II; the precarious economic condition of all American dance companies [a question and answer period begins at approximately 17:40 and continues to the end of the recording. Topics include the use of natural and imposed rhythms and current choreographers including Pearl Primus, Donald McKayle, and Paul Taylor].
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr.) : polyester, half-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.The sound quality is good overall.
DescriptionLecture by Walter Terry, recorded on November 15, 1973 in the auditorium of the Library and Museum of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center [now the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 37122378NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118047Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 62b86a60-797c-0136-f4a5-7bb6e895ddc8
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