Interview with Norma McLain Stoop, 1976

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Title
Interview with Norma McLain Stoop, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Names
Stoop, Norma McLain (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-01-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-321 Side A
Topics
Stoop, Norma McLain
Ballet du XXe siècle (Belgium)
Ballroom dancing
Television programs -- Dance in America
Audiotapes -- Stoop, Norma McLain
Federal aid to dance -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Radio programs
Notes
Content: 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 Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 59 min.)
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by slight distortion, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Description
Interview 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 Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 83577307
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117996
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 51698050-c24b-0135-86ec-0d5a32c3954f
Rights Statement
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  • 1976: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Norma McLain Stoop" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b163fa10-c323-0133-23fd-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Norma McLain Stoop" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 22, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b163fa10-c323-0133-23fd-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Norma McLain Stoop Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b163fa10-c323-0133-23fd-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Norma McLain Stoop