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Interview with José Limón, 1965

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Interview with José Limón, 1965
Limón, José (Interviewee)
Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965-01-05
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-3027
Limón, José
American Dance Theatre
Radio interviews
Radio programs
Content: Streaming file (approximately 18 minutes). Marian Horosko, as host, introduces her guest José Limón, artistic director of American Dance Theatre; José Limón speaks with Marian Horosko about the origins and early history of American modern dance; the vocabulary of modern dance and its role in facilitating individual expression; the artistic maturity of modern dance as a major factor in enabling the collaboration represented by American Dance Theatre; the humanistic principles underlying his choreography; his hopes for the future of American Dance Theatre.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast on the radio program World of Dance, WNYC-FM 1965 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 Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 21 min.) : acetate, half-track, 7.5 ips. ; 7 in.
Sound quality is good. Volume is not consistent throughout, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Interview with José Limón conducted by Marian Horosko (approximately 18 minutes) for broadcast by radio station WNYC-FM, New York, on its series World of Dance, on January 5, 1965. Horosko states that an interview with John Hightower conducted by Alvin H. Reiss will also be aired, following the Limón interview. However, this interview is not included in this recording.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 919004090
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20778326
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8166b330-b916-0133-2d81-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with José Limón" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1965.

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Interview with José Limón