Interview with Stuart Hodes, 1976

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Title
Interview with Stuart Hodes, 1976
Names
Hodes, Stuart (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-04-27
Date Created: 1976-05-04
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-967
Shelf locator: *MGZT 5-966 (former)
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-966
Topics
Graham, Martha
Hodes, Linda Margolies
Hodes, Stuart -- Interviews
Martha Graham Dance Company
Ardent song (Choreographic work : Graham)
Theatre for a voyage (Choreographic work : Graham)
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Additional physical form: For Stuart Hodes' edited transcript see: *MGZMT 3-1818.
Source characteristics: Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise and short gaps. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Venue: Recorded for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division Oral History Project April 27 and May 4, 1976 New York (N.Y.).
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the Barbara Goldsmith Conservation Division of the New York Public Library as well as 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: 3 audiocassettes (approximately 4 hr., 26 min.) : polyester, quarter-track
Description
Streaming file 1, April 27, 1976 (approximately 48 minutes). Stuart Hodes speaks with John Gruen about his family background and early interest in theater; his experience in the U.S. Army during World War II; returning to the United States and Brooklyn College; taking dance classes at Martha Graham's school; joining the Martha Graham Dance Company and touring with the company; Martha Graham as a person including an anecdote about Douglas Huddleston; rehearsing Graham's Letter to the world, including as compared with rehearsing her Dark meadow; her choreographic process; her Deaths and entrances; Graham as a performer [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].Streaming file 2, April 27, 1976 (approximately 48 minutes). Stuart Hodes continues to speak with John Gruen about Martha Graham as a performer including an anecdote about Graham and a dancer's costume in Letter to the world; preparing for a performance; his relationship with Graham including various anecdotes about her possessiveness and their arguments about various matters [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 3].Streaming file 3, April 27 and May 4, 1976 (approximately 48 minutes). Stuart Hodes continues to speak with John Gruen about his relationship with Martha Graham; Graham's knee injury and recovery; the 1954 European tour; Graham's work Ardent song and its premiere, in London; Graham technique as constantly changing during her lifetime; Graham's support of her dancers' own choreography; his roles during his time with the Martha Graham Dance Company; Paul Taylor including an anecdote about how he became a member of the company; earning a living while a member of the company, including the conflict between his commitment to Graham and accepting outside work [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 4].Streaming file 4, April 17 and May 4, 1976 (approximately 48 minutes). Stuart Hodes continues to speak with John Gruen about the conflict between earning a living and dancing with the company; Erick Hawkins including his relationship with Martha Graham and with the other members of the company; an anecdote about Doris Humphrey; his work in Broadway musicals including The barrier and Paint your wagon; performing for television; his early choreographic attempts including his work La lupa; Graham's work Theatre for a voyage [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 5].Streaming file 5, May 4, 1976 (approximately 48 minutes). Stuart Hodes continues to speak with John Gruen about Martha Graham and her work Theatre for a voyage; leaving the company; Graham as a dancer in the last years of her performing career; Graham's absence from the company and the creation of Martha Graham Presents; American Ballet Theatre's interest in acquiring Graham's repertoire; Graham's return and the subsequent changes in the company; his relationship with Graham and with his first wife, Linda Hodes [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 6].Streaming file 6, May 4, 1976 (approximately 26 minutes). Stuart Hodes continues to speak with John Gruen about Martha Graham including her growing fame and the excellence of the current Graham company; maintaining the Graham technique and repertory after Graham's death including possible candidates for company director; Rudolf Nureyev in Graham's work; women in dance; his current activities including his work with Rachael Lampert.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 81539984
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118826
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 383132c0-b30f-0133-8e65-3c07547a230f
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Stuart Hodes, 1976" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976 - 1976. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/632e3f30-b30f-0133-f991-3c07547a230f

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Stuart Hodes, 1976" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/632e3f30-b30f-0133-f991-3c07547a230f

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976 - 1976). Interview with Stuart Hodes, 1976 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/632e3f30-b30f-0133-f991-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Stuart Hodes, 1976