Interview with Stanley Sussman, Part 4 of 4: August 16, 1978
NamesSussman, Stanley (Interviewee)Matheson, Katy (Interviewer)
Dance Oral History Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978-08-16
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-468
TopicsGraham, MarthaSussman, Stanley -- InterviewsHodes, Linda MargoliesLang, Pearl, 1921-2009Hinkson, MaryMartha Graham Dance CompanyClytemnestra (Choreographic work : Graham)Owl and the pussycat (Choreographic work : Graham)Music and dance
NotesSource 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 DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 45 min.); polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips; 5 in
DescriptionStreaming 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 ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 991873081NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21289426Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): efc76270-c714-0135-77bb-6fdc1084d6cb
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