Festival of the dance: Interview excerpts, 1972-1973

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Title
Festival of the dance: Interview excerpts, 1972-1973
Names
Hill, Martha, 1900-1995 (Speaker)
Wiesner, Theodora (Speaker)
Park, Rosemary (Speaker)
Weidman, Charles (Interviewee)
Limón, José (Interviewee)
Tarnay, Linda (Interviewee)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1972 - 1973
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-1099, reel 1 (former)
Topics
Hill, Martha, 1900-1995
Park, Rosemary
Wiesner, Theodora
Limón, José
Tarnay, Linda
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 -- New dance
Weidman, Charles
American Dance Festival
Emperor Jones (Choreographic work : Limón)
Emperor Jones (Choreographic work : Limón)
New dance (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recordings copied from audio portion of outtakes of the film Festival of the dance 1972-1973
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.
Content: Streaming file 1 (approximately 30 minutes). The first excerpt takes place in a dance studio at Connecticut College, and the speaker is Charles Weidman. The second and third excerpts take place on a train to New London, Connecticut. Weidman is the speaker; this portion includes a conversation with dancer Linda Tarnay. In the fourth excerpt José Limón is the speaker. The fifth excerpt contains portions of speeches by Rosemary Park, Martha Hill, Charles Weidman, and Teddy [Theodora] Wiesner on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the American Dance Festival at Connecticut College. In the final excerpt Limón speaks about Emperor Jones and contemporary dance. Other topics discussed by the speakers include the history of modern dance in the United States and the American Dance Festival at Connecticut College, current trends in modern dance, reconstructing Doris Humphrey's New dance, and capturing dance on film.
Content: Streaming file 2 (approximately 14 minutes). José Limón speaks (further) about his work Emperor Jones. [The final approximate 30 seconds consists of ambient noise.]
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 44 min.) : polyester; quarter-track, 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is fair. There is some distortion in the recording, which probably arises from deterioration in the original recording. In addition, the recording is marred in sections by extraneous noise as well as occasional short gaps, and there are speakers whose voices are indistinct. However, overall, the interviewees' voices are easily intelligible.
Description
Recordings made from the audio portion of the outtakes from the film, Festival of the dance (see Festival of the dance, cataloged as: *MGZIC 7-98) between 1972 and 1973. The interviewers are unidentified, and occasionally the voices of the film crew cut in. The final approximate 30 seconds of streaming file 2 consists of ambient noise. The interviews were held in various locations.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 77593138
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118947
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 95c272a0-b314-0133-0032-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1900: Creator Born
  • 1972: Created (Approximate)
  • 1995: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Festival of the dance: Interview excerpts, 1972-1973" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1972 - 1973. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/983d0800-b314-0133-5280-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Festival of the dance: Interview excerpts, 1972-1973" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/983d0800-b314-0133-5280-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1972 - 1973). Festival of the dance: Interview excerpts, 1972-1973 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/983d0800-b314-0133-5280-3c07547a230f

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Festival of the dance: Interview excerpts, 1972-1973