Interview with Erik Bruhn, part 11
NamesBruhn, Erik, 1928-1986 (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-07-23
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-763 (former)
TopicsBruhn, Erik, 1928-1986Dame, Markova, Alicia, 1910-2004Alonso, Alicia, 1921-Lander, Harald, 1905-1971Gregory, CynthiaEtudes (Choreographic work : Lander, H)
NotesCitation/reference: For edited transcript of this recording see: *MGZMT 3-763, reel 11.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1977, July 23 Copenhagen, DenmarkFunding: 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 file 1 (approximately 47 minutes). Erik Bruhn speaks with John Gruen about his partner Alicia Markova and how impressed he was by her interpretation of the "swearing" scene in Act I of Giselle; performing Giselle together in Denmark including an anecdote about his impromptu curtain call; Alicia Alonso including their dancing Don Quixote; dancing with her in Swan lake; the strong impressions he had of Markova and Alonso compared with that of Nora Kaye; dancing with Allegra Kent at New York City Ballet; his reconciliation with Harald Lander; working with Toni Lander in [Birgit Cullberg's] Miss Julie; his difficulties dancing in Lander's Etudes, when he was 41; his relationship with Harald Lander; touring the [former] Soviet Union including his impressions of [Vakhtang Mikhaĭlovich] Chabukani; [Nikita Sergeevich] Khrushchev's attending a performance [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].Content: Streaming file 2 (approximately 47 minutes). Erik Bruhn speaks with John Gruen about having dinner with [Nikita Sergeevich] Khrushchev; Natasha [Natalia Makarova] including his first seeing her at the International Ballet Competition in Varna; Carla Fracci; publicity and its effect on the artist; Cynthia Gregory including working with her in Miss Julie [ends abruptly].
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 34 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise and short gaps, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Erik Bruhn conducted by John Gruen as research for his book Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (1979), in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 23, 1977. This is Part 11 of an 18-part series. However, there is no audio for parts 2 and 10, which are available only as edited transcripts.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 922544158NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118588Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 92004930-c30c-0133-9d38-60f81dd2b63c
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