Interview with Ted Shawn, 1965Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesShawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Interviewee)Walter, Terry (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Captured: 1965-12-05
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-68
TopicsDenishawn School of DancingJacob's Pillow Dance FestivalDance -- Study and teaching
NotesContent: The sound quality is very good.Funding: 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 for broadcast by radio station WNCY, New York on its series, Invitation to Dance 1965, December 5 New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 27 minutes) : analog, 7.5 ips, polyester, half-track, 7 in.
DescriptionStreaming audio file (approximately 27 minutes). Walter Terry, as host, introduces Ted Shawn; Ted Shawn speaks about how he finds the very multiplicity of his many roles in the dance world (including dancer, choreographer, teacher, lecturer, and author) so rewarding; his love of all dance in its infinite varieties; how this inclusive approach has contributed to the ever more varied programs of the annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival; the creed of the Denishawn School [of Dancing]; his goal of nurturing all kinds of dance rather than a particular style; his view of dance education as the enabling of each student to fulfill his or her highest potential as an artist rather than to perform a specific technique; his disclaimer of having ever been a rebel (against ballet and other established dance forms) and his belief in evolution, not revolution; his approach as that of growth and expansion with innovation as a by-product rather than as a goal for its own sake; the fact that there will always be a rear guard and an avant-garde; his happiness at the enormous growth of dance as an art form in the United States; the program and size of the first Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival as contrasted with the Festival today; Terry's closing remarks.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 51057673NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117201Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 17df8f00-fe75-0137-840c-21d2eca89d50
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