Dance magazine awards: Martha Graham and Agnes De Mille, 1956Additional title: Today in ballet (Radio program)
NamesDe Mille, Agnes (Speaker)Hoffman, Paul G. (Paul Gray), 1891-1974 (Speaker)Graham, Martha (Speaker)Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974 (Speaker)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1957-02-19
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-5
TopicsDe Mille, AgnesGraham, MarthaHoffman, Paul G.(Paul Gray), 1891-1974Dance -- AwardsAward presentations
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 26 minutes). [Applause]. Agnes de Mille's acceptance speech including her gratitude for having been able to bring dance to a wider audience through television [her two specials, in 1956, for the Omnibus TV series]; (introduction of Paul G. Hoffman); Paul G. Hoffman's speech including Martha Graham's role as a cultural ambassador (introduction of Katharine Cornell); Katharine Cornell's brief remarks and presentation of the award to Martha Graham; Martha Graham's acceptance speech including her recent tours to Asia; the nature of communication and dance as communication (closing remarks).Funding: The processing 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: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Broadcast by WNYC-FM February 19, 1957 New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 26 min.) : Mylar; half-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.The sound quality is very good.
DescriptionCeremony for the presentation of the 1956 Dance Magazine awards, recorded on February 19, 1957, and broadcast by radio station WNYC-FM on its series Today in ballet. Speakers include Agnes de Mille (award recipient), Paul G. Hoffman, Katharine Cornell, and Martha Graham (award recipient). The unidentified female speaker who introduces Paul G. Hoffman, Katharine Cornell, and Martha Graham may be Jean Gordon.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 35890322NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117377Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5c1cbfa0-cb54-0136-6281-5fd6864046db
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