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Interview with Francesca Corkle, 1978

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Interview with Francesca Corkle, 1978
Additional title: Ballet Beat (Radio program)
Corkle, Francesca (Interviewee)
Kaptzan, Kyra Lynn (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-10
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-1973 (sound cassette)
Corkle, Francesca
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979
Arpino, Gerald
Spessivtzeva, Olga, 1895-1991
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979
Joffrey Ballet
Air d'esprit (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Offenbach in the underworld (Choreographic work : Tudor)
Radio interviews
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for the program Ballet Beat on WNYU-FM 1978, October 10 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.
Acquisition: Gift Kyra Lynn Kaptzan
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 30 minutes). Francesca Corkle speaks with Kyra Lynn Kaptzan about her retirement from the Joffrey Ballet; changes in the company between 1968 and 1978; working with Leonide Massine; the Joffrey repertoire; working with Gerald Arpino; diversity of roles for Joffrey company members; the company's tour to Russia [former Soviet Union]; performing Arpino's ballet, L'air d'esprit; Olga Spessivtzeva; meeting Robert Joffrey for the first time; favorite roles; Antony Tudor's ballet Offenbach in the underworld.
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 17 minutes). Francesca Corkle speaks with Kyra Lynn Kaptzan about her childhood; the first time she saw a performance by the Joffrey Ballet; her mother's dance career; early dance studies and performances; leaving Seattle at age 15 for New York City; scholarship with American Ballet Center; joining the Joffrey Company; teaching ballet; plans for the future.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (47 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is good.
Interview with Francesca Corkle conducted by Kyra Lynn Kaptzan on October 8, 1978, and broadcast on October 17, 1978, for the radio program Ballet Beat on WNYU-FM.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 40492029
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13898301
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): abbd2450-c367-0133-0474-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Francesca Corkle" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b0471000-c367-0133-94fd-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Francesca Corkle" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b0471000-c367-0133-94fd-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Interview with Francesca Corkle Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b0471000-c367-0133-94fd-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Francesca Corkle