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Interview-demonstration with José Molina

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Interview-demonstration with José Molina
Molina, José, 1936-2018 (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1969 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-795
Molina, José, 1936-2018 -- Interviews
José Molina Bailes Españoles
Content: Interview with José Molina, conducted by Walter Terry, as a test tape to be broadcast on an unidentified radio program, possibly in the mid-1960s, in New York (N.Y.).
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.
Venue: Recorded as a test tape by Walter Terry for broadcast on an unidentified radio program between 1966 and1968? New York (N.Y.)?
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 20 minutes) : analog, 7.5 ips, acetate, half-track, 7 in.
The sound quality is fair. Volume varies, and there is some ambient noise, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
José Molina (director and choreographer of José Molina Bailes Españoles) speaks with Walter Terry about his choreographic process including the many sources of his ideas; the use of improvisation in performance. [The latter part of this discussion is repeated in substance, followed by a recording, from approximately 6:10 minutes to 12:10 minutes, of music and castanet playing.] From approximately 12:00 minutes, Molina talks about the playing of castanets and performs examples of what are known as male and female castanet playing. [Ends abruptly.]
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 83889246
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118645
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a4248a20-3472-0137-dd31-3b974059285b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1936: Creator Born
  • 1960: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview-demonstration with José Molina" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960 - 1969.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview-demonstration with José Molina" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 25, 2020.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1960 - 1969). Interview-demonstration with José Molina Retrieved from

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Interview-demonstration with José Molina