Interview with Norma McLain Stoop, 1976Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
NamesStoop, Norma McLain (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-01-19
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-321 Side A
TopicsStoop, Norma McLainBallet du XXe siècle (Belgium)Ballroom dancingTelevision programs -- Dance in AmericaAudiotapes -- Stoop, Norma McLainFederal aid to dance -- United States
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 59 minutes). John Gruen, host, introduces his guest Norma McLain Stoop; Stoop and Gruen speak about ballroom dancing, including its popularity worldwide; the qualifications of a professional ballroom dancer, in the United States and in Europe; technique [a recording of tango music is played]; Stoop and Gruen speak about tango dancing; the incorporation of music and steps associated with ballroom dancing into choreography created for ballet companies; Maurice Béjart and his Ballet du XXe Siècle including the company's poor critical reception and its very favorable public reception; Béjart's penchant for theatricality and large, unusual venues [a recording of music by Ray Barretto, titled Mercy, mercy, baby, is played]; Stoop speaks further about ballroom dancing including teaching; the increasing interest in ballroom dancing in the United States; her personal life [commercial announcement]; photographing dance performances including as compared to photographing rehearsals; Stoop's background; the upcoming visits of the Royal Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet [commercial announcements]; Stoop and Gruen speak further about the Royal Danish Ballet; the inaugural program, on the Joffrey Ballet, of the television series, Dance in America [a recording of guitar music titled La playa is played]; Gruen and Stoop speak about the Anna Pavlova issue of Dance Magazine [commercial announcement by Oscar Buhler is followed by Gruen's closing remarks; music; Buhler's closing announcement].Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by WNCN-FM, New York 1976, January 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 DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 59 min.)Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by slight distortion, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Norma McLain Stoop conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on January 19, 1976 by radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 83577307NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117996Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 51698050-c24b-0135-86ec-0d5a32c3954f
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