Interview with Alicia Alonso
NamesAlonso, Alicia, 1921- (Interviewee)Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1970-11-01
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-1114
TopicsAlonso, Fernando, 1914-2013Alonso, Alicia, 1921-Ballet Nacional de CubaHavana (Cuba)., Teatro Garcia LorcaBallet -- History -- CubaBallet dancers -- CubaBallet companies -- CubaBalletCuba
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 21 minutes). Alicia Alonso speaks with Marian Horosko about her career; the creation of Cuba's national ballet school and company, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, from 1948 to the present; the role of Fernando Alonso in the development of dance in Cuba; Alicia Alonso's development as a dancer; the teachers who influenced her; technique as the key to expressive freedom. Alonso speaks about the relationship of the company to the revolution in Cuba; her view of the relationship between the national origins of a dancer and the universality of the art of dance. Following the interview, Marian Horosko describes the time and place of the interview and the current status of Alicia Alonso and the company.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Marian Horosko November 1, 1970 Havana (Cuba)Funding: The processing 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 of Marian Horosko
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 21 min.) : polyester; half-track; 3.75 ips; 5 in.Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss," but the speakers' voices are clear and easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Alicia Alonso conducted by Marian Horosko on November 1, 1970, in Alonso's dressing room (during a rehearsal) at the Teatro Garcia Lorca in Havana, Cuba.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 49972723NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15418053Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 146cdac0-e427-0135-95a9-579bf5af5a33
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