Interview with Svend Kragh-Jacobsen, 1977
NamesKragh-Jacobsen, Svend (Contributor)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-06-21
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-775
TopicsBruhn, Erik, 1928-1986Kragh-Jacobsen, SvendBournonville, August, 1805-1879Thorvalden (Choreographic work : Lander, H)Dance critics
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1977, June 21 Vienna (Austria)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 John GruenContent: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes). Svend Kragh-Jacobsen, a Danish ballet critic, speaks with John Gruen about his background and career as a critic; Erik Bruhn as a young boy; his first major role, in Harald Lander's ballet Thorvalden at the Royal Danish Ballet [Kongelige Danske ballet]; Bruhn's personality; his training and some of his teachers; August Bournonville and Bournonville style; Bruhn as a classical dancer; as a character dancer, in Carmen [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 31 minutes). Svend Kragh-Jacobsen speaks with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn in classical prince roles including Swan lake; the Danish ballerina Elna Lassen; Margot Lander; Bruhn as a person; his mother; Frederick Ashton's Romeo and Juliet pas de deux; Henning Kromstam, the new director of the Royal Danish Ballet; Bruhn and George Balanchine's ballet Apollo; some promising young Danish dancers including Peter Martins, Peter Schaufuss, and Adam Lüders.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 17 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is good overall.
DescriptionInterview with Svend Kragh-Jacobsen conducted by John Gruen on June 21, 1977, in Vienna, Austria, as part of the research for John Gruen's book, Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979).
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 82655264NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118614Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 82affd00-7960-0136-7aa0-2da7aaeddfe0
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