Interview with Dan Wagoner, 1978

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Title
Interview with Dan Wagoner, 1978
Names
Wagoner, Dan (Interviewee)
Tobias, Tobi (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-10-17 - 1978-11-28
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-971
Topics
Cunningham, Merce
Taylor, Paul, 1930-
Graham, Martha
Wagoner, Dan -- Interviews
Martha Graham Dance Company
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Dan Wagoner and Dancers
Aureole (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Additional physical form: For transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-971.
Content: Interview with Dan Wagnoer conducted byTobi Tobias on October 17 and November 16 and 28, in New York City, for the Oral History Project of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.
Source characteristics: Sound quality ranges from fair to good. On streaming audio files 1-4, the voice of Tobi Tobias, the interviewer, is often so soft as to be unintelligible; the voice of Dan Wagoner, the interviewee, is also soft but usually intelligible. Their voices are normal volume in streaming audio files 5-9.
Venue: Recorded for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1978 New York (New York)
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
Audiocassette
Extent: 5 audio cassettes (approximately 5 hr., 15 min.) ; quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Description
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 31 minutes) and streaming audio file 2 (approximately 33 minutes). October 17, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about his childhood; his family, in particular his father; being drawn to dancing and performing; using notation and video for dance reconstructions; the excitement of the New York dance world.Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 33 minutes) and streaming audio file 4 (approximately 5 minutes). October 17, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about dancing in the Martha Graham Dance Company; Martha Graham as a person and as a performer.Streaming audio file 5 (approximately 47 minutes) and streaming audio file 6 (approximately 47 minutes). November 16, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about the vulnerability of performing; the cultural ideal of a dancer; working with Merce Cunningham and his company [Merce Cunningham Dance Company]; the aging process in a dancer; leaving the Graham company to dance with Paul Taylor and his company [Paul Taylor Dance Company]; his various roles in the Graham repertory.Streaming audio file 7 (approximately 46 minutes) and streaming audio file 8 (approximately 47 minutes). November 16 and 28, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about Paul Taylor's choreographic methods; Taylor's work Aureole; lecture-demonstrations and teaching master classes; leaving Paul Taylor's company to create his own work; his approach to choreography.Streaming audio file 9 (approximately 31 minutes). November 28, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about Dan Wagoner and Dancers; teaching technique; the movement vocabulary of ballet.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 78652414
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118834
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6184f130-78be-0136-b69c-0c1305be4439
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Dan Wagoner, 1978" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978 - 1978. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3d2c62c0-c31d-0133-0ca5-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Dan Wagoner, 1978" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3d2c62c0-c31d-0133-0ca5-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978 - 1978). Interview with Dan Wagoner, 1978 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3d2c62c0-c31d-0133-0ca5-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Dan Wagoner, 1978