Interview with Hanya Holm, 1966Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesHolm, Hanya, 1893-1992 (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1966-06-05
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-86
TopicsHolm, Hanya, 1893-1992 -- InterviewsMusicalsChoreographyLabanotation
NotesFunding: Interview with Hanya Holm conducted by Walter Terry, as host; broadcast on June 5, 1966 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance.Content: The sound quality is very good.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: Recorded for and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance Broadcast on June 5, 1966 New York (N.Y.)Content: Music and opening remarks by unidentified speaker.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 31 minutes); acetate; full-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.
DescriptionWalter Terry introduces Hanya Holm including as a choreographer for both the American musical theater and concert dance. Hanya Holm speaks about the differences between choreographing for the concert stage and for a musical comedy including her working methods as well as the challenges each of the forms presents; the collaborative aspects of choreographing a musical comedy; her first musical comedy, Davy Crockett; the difference between freedom and license; choreographing the Tarantella in the musical comedy Kiss me Kate including her attempt to capture the dance's folk dance quality; how she approaches the creation of an ethnic or country dance; the use of a Labanotation score from Kiss me Kate in reconstructing the dances; visiting Japan in connection with the new musical comedy, Softly [not found under that title], for which she is choreographer. [Interview ends at 24:08; closing remarks by unidentified speaker and music follow.]
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36193281NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117199Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fa4b7b10-3471-0137-ab81-03d7826e685d
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