Interview with Rebecca Wright, 1976Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
NamesWright, Rebecca (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-05-31Date Created: 1976
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-656 (former)
TopicsWright, RebeccaJoffrey, RobertAmerican Ballet TheatreJoffrey Ballet
NotesContent: Streaming file 1 (approximately one hour). [Introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen introduces his guest, Rebecca Wright; Gruen and Wright discuss her roles at the Joffrey Ballet including Titania in Frederick Ashton's The dream; her reasons for leaving the Joffrey Ballet and joining American Ballet Theatre; her experience so far at American Ballet Theatre; her upcoming roles including in a new production of The sleeping beauty, staged by Mary Skeaping [an excerpt of a recording of The sleeping beauty, by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, is played]; her role in Agnes de Mille's Rodeo; her background and training including the influence of Robert Joffrey; reasons a number of dancers have recently left the Joffrey Ballet; Agnes de Mille's new ballet Texas fourth; casting at American Ballet Theatre; additional upcoming roles including in Le sacre du printemps [Rite of spring] with Baryshnikov; [an excerpt of a recording of music composed by Aaron Copland for Rodeo, the Buckaroo section, is played]; why she dances; [an excerpt of a recording of the music composed by Aaron Copland for Rodeo, the Hoedown section, is played]; Wright, a soloist, speaks about working with principal dancers at American Ballet Theatre, including Makarova, Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Marcia Haydée, and Ivan [Nagy]; Gruen's closing remarks; [music and closing remarks of Oscar Buhler].Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Broadcast by WNCN-FM 1976, May 31 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.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.Sound quality is good.
DescriptionInterview with Rebecca Wright conducted by John Gruen, as host on radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance, for broadcast on May 31, 1976.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 78311492NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118473Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6bd803e0-b2b3-0133-5be0-60f81dd2b63c
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