Interview with Gerald Arpino, 1975

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Title
Interview with Gerald Arpino, 1975
Names
Arpino, Gerald (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-09-13
Date Created: 1975-09-22
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-647 (former)
Topics
Arpino, Gerald
Joffrey Ballet
Relativity of Icarus (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Orpheus times light (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Drums, dreams and banjos (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Orpheus times light (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Relativity of Icarus (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Male dancers
Genres
Interviews
Radio programs
Notes
Citation/reference: For edited transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-647.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen September 13 and 22, 1975 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 1, September 13, 1975 (approximately 48 minutes). Gerald Arpino speaks with John Gruen about the American male dancer; his thoughts on Mikhail Baryshnikov; attitudes toward male ballet dancers in the United States; changes in training that would raise the level of male dancers in the United States; his relationship with the dancers [in the Joffrey Ballet]; choreographing for his male dancers; his work [Relativity of] Icarus; his upcoming work Orpheus [Orpheus times light]; some of the male dancers in the company [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].
Content: Streaming file 2, September 13, 1975 continued (approximately 19 minutes). Gerald Arpino speaks with John Gruen about the American male dancer; ballets he has created for male dancers; his work using the music of Stephen Foster [Drums, dreams and banjos]; an anecdote about recruiting an athlete to be a dancer.
Content: Streaming file 3, September 22, 1975 (approximately 44 minutes). Gerald Arpino speaks with John Gruen about his career as a choreographer including his characterization of himself as an American choreographer and how this is reflected in his work; his choreographic style including his use of modern dance forms; more on his work [Relativity of] Icarus; critics of his work; Robert Joffrey's choreography compared with his own; more on his own choreography including the extent to which it is influenced by the company's needs; more on his myth-based works Icarus and Orpheus [Orpheus times light].
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 1 hr., 49 min.) : polyester; quarter-track, 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by "tape hiss" (in streaming files 1 and 2) as well as occasional short gaps, but for the most part the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Description
Interview with Gerald Arpino conducted by John Gruen as research for an article in The New York Times, on September 13 and 22, 1975, in New York, N.Y.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 78033462
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118458
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7f43a570-b2ac-0133-524a-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Gerald Arpino, 1975" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975 - 1975. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/82f35c00-b2ac-0133-4220-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Gerald Arpino, 1975" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/82f35c00-b2ac-0133-4220-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975 - 1975). Interview with Gerald Arpino, 1975 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/82f35c00-b2ac-0133-4220-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Gerald Arpino, 1975