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Interview with Arthur Mitchell, Elena Carter and Joseph Wyatt, 1976

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Title
Interview with Arthur Mitchell, Elena Carter and Joseph Wyatt, 1976
Additional title: Interview with Arthur Mitchell, 1976
Additional title: Interview with Elena Carter, 1976
Additional title: Interview with Joseph Wyatt, 1976
Names
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- (Interviewee)
McCann, Patricia (Interviewer)
Carter, Elena (Interviewee)
Wyatt, Joseph (Interviewee)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-03-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-805 Side 1
Topics
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- -- Interviews
Carter, Elena -- Interviews
Wyatt, Joseph -- Interviews
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Genres
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
Content: Interview with Arthur Mitchell, Elena Carter and Joseph Wyatt conducted by Patricia McCann as host, in New York City, for broadcast on March 19, 1976 by radio station WOR-AM, New York. The atmosphere is informal, and often two or all three of the interviewees join in the discussions that ensue in response to McCann's questions.
Venue: Recorded for radio station WOR-AM, New York 1976, March 19 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.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audio cassette (approximately 46 minutes)
Sound quality is good.
Description
Streaming audio file (approximately 46 minutes). [Arthur Mitchell's voice directing a rehearsal of the Dance Theatre of Harlem at Uris Theatre.] Patricia McCann introduces Arthur Mitchell and his company Dance Theatre of Harlem; Elena Carter and Mitchell speak about the Dance Theatre of Harlem's daily schedule of class followed by rehearsal; Wyatt speaks about the necessity of daily work-outs; Carter speaks about working with Mitchell; Mitchell speaks about the necessity of staying in good condition; why he started Dance Theatre of Harlem [commercial announcements]; Mitchell speaks about the varied styles of the company's repertory; Carter and Wyatt (with occasional remarks from MItchell) discuss their training and how each came to join the company including an anecdote related by Mitchell about how he first met Carter; McCann describes part of a rehearsal she saw at the Uris Theatre [brief excerpt of a recording of Mitchell yelling "down, down" to the dancers at the rehearsal]; Mitchell, Carter, and Wyatt speak about the rigorous physical and mental preparation necessary for performance [commercial announcements]; Mitchell discusses how the Dance Theatre of Harlem tries to draw a broad audience; Carter and Mitchell speak about the dancers' wearing of wool leg warmers at rehearsal; Mitchell and Wyatt speak about the male ballet vocabulary including which steps audiences love; MItchell speaks about why dancers should be lean [commercial announcements].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 80124759
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118679
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a7d5ab70-78bd-0136-444a-23badd8d1ebc
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Arthur Mitchell, Elena Carter and Joseph Wyatt, 1976" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a72cf380-c325-0133-3815-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Arthur Mitchell, Elena Carter and Joseph Wyatt, 1976" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a72cf380-c325-0133-3815-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Arthur Mitchell, Elena Carter and Joseph Wyatt, 1976 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a72cf380-c325-0133-3815-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Arthur Mitchell, Elena Carter and Joseph Wyatt, 1976