Interview with Joyce Trisler, 1976

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Interview with Joyce Trisler, 1976
Trisler, Joyce, 1934-1979 (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-826
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
Pinska, Klarna
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Trisler, Joyce, 1934-1979
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
Spirit of Denishawn (Choreographic work : Pinska)
Venue: Streaming file (approximately 41 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] Joyce Trisler speaks to Walter Terry about how she first became interested in Ruth St. Denis and the Denishawn dancers when she saw St. Denis's Brahms waltzes as staged by Klarna Pinska; staging the work on her own company [Joyce Trisler Danscompany]; engaging Pinska to work on her project of recreating the Denishawn dances; Klarna Pinska; Trisler's background including her moving to New York City at the invitation of Doris Humphrey to join her company [the Humphrey-Weidman Company]; Humphrey as her link to Denishawn; the variety of styles to be represented in the Denishawn program [entitled Spirit of Denishawn]; the concept of music visualization including as seen in George Balanchine's works; Ruth St. Denis dances Trisler would like to revive; her belief that St. Denis has not received sufficient credit for her contributions to dance; the cost of the program; Trisler and Terry discuss Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn in terms of their professional and personal qualities including the relating of various anecdotes [ends abruptly].
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1976, New York City
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
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 1 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise due to the fact that the interview is being conducted in a restaurant. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Interview with Joyce Trisler conducted by Walter Terry in 1976 in New York City.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 82125988
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118686
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9f4f7240-c31b-0133-a44b-60f81dd2b63c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1934: Creator Born
  • 1976: Created
  • 1979: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Joyce Trisler" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Joyce Trisler" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Joyce Trisler Retrieved from

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Interview with Joyce Trisler