Interview with Nicholas Polajenko and Igor Youskevitch, and, Interview with Virginia Gross, 1965Additional title: Interview with Igor YouskevitchAdditional title: Interview with Virginia Gross
NamesPolajenko, Nicholas (Interviewee)Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994 (Interviewee)Gross, Virginia (Interviewee)Reiss, Alvin H (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1965-11
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 10-3024
TopicsPolajenko, NicholasYouskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994Gross, VirginiaDance in motion pictures, television, etcBallroom dancing
GenresRadio interviewsInterviewsRadio programs
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for broadcast on radio station WNYC-FM for its program World of Dance November, 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.Content: Streaming file (approximately first 12:55 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by an unidentified announcer; introductory remarks by Marian Horosko]. Nicholas Polajenko speaks with Marian Horosko about his career; Igor Youskevitch speaks about some of his partners; his company Ballet Romantique including his choice of the adjective "romantique;" Youskevitch and Polajenko speak about Rudolf Nureyev as a dancer; the short dance film [title not given] they are making, to be loosely based on events in Youskevitch's career. [The interview with Polajenko and Youskevitch ends at approximately 12:52 minutes; Horosko introduces host, Alvin H. Reiss.]Content: Streaming file (from approximately 12:55 minutes to 27:04 minutes). Alvin H. Reiss introduces his guest Virginia Gross, director of International Dance Tours; Virginia Gross speaks with Reiss about taking a group of Americans to Europe to learn about ballroom dancing there; the diverse backgrounds of the participants; meeting with local ballroom dancers and teachers in the cities they visited; her hope that ballroom dancing will become an Olympic sport; plans for future tours. [The interview with Virginia Gross ends at approximately 21:52 minutes. The remainder of the recording contains closing remarks and announcements by Marian Horosko and music and closing remarks by an unidentified announcer.]
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 27 min.) : acetate, half-track, 7.5 ips. ; 10 in.Sound quality is good.
DescriptionInterview with Nicholas Polajenko and Igor Youskevitch conducted by Marian Horosko (approximately 12 minutes), and interview with Virginia Gross conducted by Alvin H. Reiss (approximately 10 minutes), for broadcast on radio station WNYC-FM, New York, on its series World of Dance, in November, 1965. The interview with Polajenko and Youskevitch includes discussion of a short dance film then a work-in-progress, but it was not possible to determine its title or whether it was ever finished and distributed.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 919495937NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20788755Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a1d74420-b917-0133-4554-60f81dd2b63c
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