Interview with Murray Louis, 1975Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
NamesLouis, Murray (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1975-12-22
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-322 Side B (former)
TopicsLouis, MurrayNikolais, AlwinLouis, MurrayNikolais, AlwinScheherazade, a dream (Choreographic work : Louis)Moments (Choreographic work : Louis)Catalogue (Choreographic work : Louis)Catalogue (Choreographic work : Louis)Moments (Choreographic work : Louis)Scheherazade, a dream (Choreographic work : Louis)Audiotapes -- Louis, M
NotesContent: Interview with Murray Louis conducted by John Gruen, as host on radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance, for broadcast on December 22, 1975. The interview itself was recorded (probably on December 19, 1975) prior to the recording of the rest of the program, which was broadcast on December 22.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Citation/reference: For edited transcript see: *MGZMT 3-358. The transcript, which is edited, was prepared based on a shorter version of this recording. It was not prepared by The New York Public Library and may contain misspellings and mistranscriptions.Venue: Recorded for and broadcast by WNCN-FM 1975, December 19? and 22 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 52 min.) : quarter-track; polyesterSound quality is good with the exception of the first approximate 20 seconds.
DescriptionJohn Gruen introduces his guest Murray Louis [pre-recorded interview begins]; Gruen notes the currently ongoing performance of Murray's works at the New York University theatre; Gruen and Louis speak about Louis's ballet Moments [original title: Moment]; his ballet Catalogue; the conceptual basis of his choreography; his work Scheherazade, a dream; his childhood including his impressions of Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey and his decision to become a dancer; his association with Alwin Nikolais and their shared pool of dancers; more on the principles underlying his choreography and the choreographic process; working with Rudolf Nureyev in his work Moments [end of pre-recorded interview; commercial announcement]; Gruen names the dancers in the Murray Louis Dance Company [a recording of an excerpt from the music, by Maurice Ravel, used for Moments, is played followed by various commercial and other announcements as well as short sections of recorded music].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 910558668NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118003Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 32f7a730-b295-0133-a2b2-60f81dd2b63c
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