If only for an hour, original interviews. Roland Dupree, Louis DaPron
NamesDuPree, RolandDa Pron, Louis (Interviewee)Reed, Jane Levy (Interviewer)Heller, Peggy (Interviewer)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1976
Table of ContentsInterview with Roland Dupree (ca. 22 min.) / Dupree recalls how he began to study tap dancing in Fall River, Mass., at age 10, and his experiences as a child performer in Hollywood, beginning at age 12. He reminisces about his studies in Hollywood with Ethel Meglin and others, auditions, and working with Danny Dare on the show Meet the people. He describes the qualities that make a great dancer, and the importance of the performer's relationship with the audience. He recalls how his teaching engagements gradually grew into a dance school, analyzes the steps in the process of producing a show, and contrasts film and television as media for dance.Interview with Louis DaPron (ca. 10 min.) / Interviewed in the studio with Roland Dupree, who worked under him as a student and dancer, Louis DaPron discusses his experiences as a dance director and teacher. He teaches a routine to Dupree, and the two discuss the demands of a dance career, past and present.[Rehearsal] (ca. 9 min.) / Roland Dupree works with dancers and musicians in the studio.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8633Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6238 cassette three (former)
TopicsMeglin, EthelDare, DannyTap dancingDance -- United States -- 20th centuryDancers -- United States -- 20th centuryChoreographers -- United States -- 20th centuryDance teachers -- United States
Genrestwo-dimensional moving imageDanceInterviewsVideo
NotesStatement of responsibility: produced and directed by Jane Levy Reed and Peggy Heller.Performers: Interviewers: Jane Levy Reed, Peggy Heller; unidentified male interviewer, off-camera.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 2 streaming video files (NTSC) (41 min.) :sd., col.
DescriptionUnedited footage for the documentary If only for an hour. For the completed program, see: *MGZIC 9-7 If only for an hour.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY00-F550NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14604293Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6b3e6410-8a89-0135-9908-05ed522b4f47
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