Interview with Eliot Feld and interview with Cynthia Gregory, and, Interview with Matteo, 1967Additional title: Interview with Cynthia GregoryAdditional title: Interview with MatteoAdditional title: World of Dance (Radio program)
NamesMatteo (Interviewee)Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)Reiss, Alvin H (Interviewer)Gregory, Cynthia (Interviewee)Feld, Eliot (Interviewee)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1967-08-13
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-3017
TopicsMatteoGregory, CynthiaFeld, EliotIndo-American Dance CompanyAmerican Ballet TheatreHarbinger (Choreographic work : Feld)Dance -- India
GenresRadio interviewsInterviewsRadio programs
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNYC-FM 1967, August 13 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.Content: Streaming file (first approximately eight minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by unidentified announcer followed by Marian Horosko's introductory remarks.] Eliot Feld (in a pre-recorded interview) speaks with Marian Horosko about his commission to create a ballet (entitled Harbinger) for American Ballet Theatre; Cynthia Gregory (in a pre-recorded interview) speaks with Horosko about learning [the role of Odette/Odile in] Swan lake, for which she is the fifth understudy; a typical day when touring with American Ballet Theatre; her husband.Content: Streaming file (from approximately 8:00 minutes to 24:29 minutes). Alvin H. Reiss, as host, introduces his guest Matteo; Matteo speaks about his new company, the Indo-American Dance Group [Indo-American Dance Company] including its origins in his classes at the High School of Performing Arts; training Western students in Indian and other Asian dance techniques; his own background and training, in various dance forms; performing Indian dances in India; more about the company, including its first professional engagement, at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival; its composition; the musical accompaniment; its favorable critical reception; the future of the company; the repertoire; the backgrounds of the dancers; performing ethnic dance for an American audience [music and closing remarks by unidentified announcer].
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 24 min.) : acetate, half-track, 7.5 ips. ; 7 in.Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by "tape hiss."
DescriptionThis recording, which consists primarily of three interviews, was made for broadcast by radio station WNYC-FM, New York on its series The world of dance, on August 13, 1967. Marian Horosko, as host, plays two pre-recorded interviews, the first with Eliot Feld (approximately four minutes), and the second with Cynthia Gregory (approximately 3:30 minutes). These interviews are followed by a live interview with Matteo conducted by Alvin H. Reiss, as host (approximately 16 minutes).
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 918894048NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20776266Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5c367300-b915-0133-c8b3-60f81dd2b63c
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