Interview with Allegra Kent, and, interview with Kirk Peterson, 1978Additional title: Interview with Kirk Peterson, 1978Additional title: Ballet Beat (Radio program)
NamesKent, Allegra (Interviewee)Peterson, Kirk (Interviewee)Kaptzan, Kyra Lynn (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-1972
TopicsBaryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-Peterson, KirkKent, AllegraNew York City BalletHarkness BalletHarkness Youth CompanyNational Ballet (Washington, D.C.)American Ballet TheatrePush comes to shove (Choreographic work : Tharp)Sphinx (Choreographic work : Tetley)
GenresRadio interviewsInterviewsRadio programs
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for the program Ballet Beat on WNYU-FM 1978, March 28 and April 27 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.Acquisition: Gift Kyra Lynn KaptzanContent: Streaming audio file 1: Interview with Allegra Kent, March 28, 1978 (approximately 28 minutes). Allegra Kent speaks with Kyra Lynn Kaptzan about her children; raising children while pursuing a performing career; her book, Allegra Kent's water beauty book (1976); performing as a guest artist; joining New York City Ballet; her childhood dance studies; attending boarding school; moving to New York City; plans for the future.Content: Streaming audio file 2, Interview with Kirk Peterson, April 27, 1978 (approximately 22 minutes). Kirk Peterson speaks with Kyra Lynn Kaptzan about his childhood dance studies; coming to New York City; studying and performing with the Harkness Ballet; the Harkness Youth Company; dancing with the National Ballet in Washington, D.C.; dancing with the London Festival Ballet; dancing with American Ballet Theatre; working on Glen Tetley's ballet, Sphinx; Tetley's choreographic process; working on Twyla Tharp's Push comes to shove; Mikhail Baryshnikov; a typical work day.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (50 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.Sound quality is good.
DescriptionInterview with Allegra Kent conducted by Kyra Lynn Kaptzan on March 28, 1978, and interview with Kirk Peterson conducted by Kyra Lynn Kaptzan on April 27, 1978 and aired on May 5, 1978, in each case for the radio program Ballet Beat on WNYU-FM.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 40492025NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13898300Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7f399350-c367-0133-2839-60f81dd2b63c
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