Interview with Dorothy Alexander, 1977

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Title
Interview with Dorothy Alexander, 1977
Names
Alexander, Dorothy, 1904-1986
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-854
Topics
Alexander, Dorothy, 1904-1986
Atlanta Civic Ballet
Atlanta Ballet
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Walter Terry
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1977 Augusta (Ga.)
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.
Acquisition: Gift Walter Terry
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 17 minutes). Walter Terry records a series of questions he would like to ask Dorothy Alexander as research for his book on regional ballet; topics include: her company, Dorothy Alexander Concert Dancers, founded in 1928; the development of regional ballet from seasonal festivals to standing companies; the relationship between the growth in regional ballet and standards of technique, choreography, and teaching as well as audience preferences in the relevant regions; funding sources; whether dance that disturbs should have a place on regional dance programs.
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 57 minutes). [Sound quality is poor.] Dorothy Alexander records her answers to Walter Terry's questions as well as speaking about other topics including: her own training and dance career; the formation of the Atlanta Civic Ballet [now the Atlanta Ballet]; the development of regional ballet companies throughout the United States; what she sees as the purpose of regional ballet. After listening to the recording of herself, Alexander adds a few clarifying remarks.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 1 hr., 14 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is good in streaming audio file 1. It is poor in streaming audio file 2; the interviewee's voice is very soft and difficult to understand, and the recording is marred by occasional bursts of noise.
Description
Walter Terry records a series of questions to be answered by Dorothy Alexander (streaming audio file 1; approximately 16 minutes); Dorothy Alexander records her responses (streaming audio file 2; approximately 57 minutes), in Augusta, Georgia, in 1977. The interview is conducted as part of Terry's research for a book on regional ballet. It is not clear if this book was ever published.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 77985570
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118718
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c876bd40-795f-0136-3fe0-3f3d8b4442ce
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1977: Created
  • 1986: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Dorothy Alexander" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/467e8180-c31c-0133-b019-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Dorothy Alexander" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/467e8180-c31c-0133-b019-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Interview with Dorothy Alexander Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/467e8180-c31c-0133-b019-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Dorothy Alexander