Interview with Stanley Sussman, Part 4 of 4: August 16, 1978

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Title
Interview with Stanley Sussman, Part 4 of 4: August 16, 1978
Names
Sussman, Stanley (Interviewee)
Matheson, Katy (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-08-16
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-468
Topics
Graham, Martha
Sussman, Stanley -- Interviews
Hodes, Linda Margolies
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009
Hinkson, Mary
Martha Graham Dance Company
Clytemnestra (Choreographic work : Graham)
Owl and the pussycat (Choreographic work : Graham)
Music and dance
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Source note: Interview with Stanley Sussman conducted by Katy Matheson for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division Oral History Project at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, on August 16, 1978. Part 1 (July 17, and 19 ,1978), Part 2 (July 25 and 26, 1978), and Part 3 (August 1, 2, and 4,1978) are cataloged separately.
Additional physical form: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 5-468.
Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.
Source characteristics: Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise and short gaps.
Venue: Recorded by Katy Matheson for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts August 16, 1978 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 Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 45 min.); polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips; 5 in
Description
Streaming audio file 1, August 16, 1978 (approximately one hour and 37 minutes). Stanley Sussman speaks with Katy Matheson about Martha Graham and his time as conductor at the Martha Graham Dance Company including anecdotes about Graham and the revival of Canticle for innocent comedians; his reasons for leaving the company; how he feels about his work with Graham and the company now; Graham's work The owl and the pussycat including rehearsals with Graham and Liza Minnelli; Graham's preference for creating new works rather than reviving old ones; Graham's relationship with dancers (and former dancers) in her company including Patricia Birch and Janet Eilber; additional anecdotes about Graham; Graham as a teacher; playing for lecture-demonstrations on an improvised basis; Halston; more on the creating of The owl and the pussycat; Linda Hodes and her relationship with Graham; Carol Fried including her role in reconstructing Clytemnestra; playing for Pearl Lang and Mary Hinkson at rehearsals.Streaming audio file 2, August 16, 1978 (approximately 8 minutes). Stanley Sussman speaks with Katy Matheson about Mary Hinkson's and Pearl Lang's respective interpretations of the role of Clytemnestra; the strong audience reception of the revival of Clytemnestra.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 991873081
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21289426
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): efc76270-c714-0135-77bb-6fdc1084d6cb
Rights Statement
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  • 1978: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Stanley Sussman" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/362d52e0-3b70-0134-a1c7-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Stanley Sussman" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/362d52e0-3b70-0134-a1c7-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Interview with Stanley Sussman Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/362d52e0-3b70-0134-a1c7-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Stanley Sussman