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Interview with Francisco Moncion, 1979

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Interview with Francisco Moncion, 1979
Moncion, Francisco (Interviewee)
Conway, Peter, 1929 July 18- (Interviewer)

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979-04-24 - 1979-05-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-959
Tallchief, Maria
Farrell, Suzanne, 1945-
Nemchinova, Vera
Le Clercq, Tanaquil
Balanchine, George
Moncion, Francisco -- Interviews
Moncion, Francisco
New York City Ballet
School of American Ballet
Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo
Prodigal son (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Episodes (Choreographic work : Balanchine and Graham)
Orpheus and Eurydice (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Panamerica (Choreographic work)
Pastorale (Choreographic work : Moncion)
Sebastian (Choreographic work : Caton)
Oral histories
Additional physical form: For transcript of interview see *MGZMT 5-959.
Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division April and May, 1979 New York (N.Y.).
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.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 5 audiotape reels (approximately 12 hr., 48 min.); polyester, half-track; 5 in.
Streaming audio files 1 - 17 (approximately twelve hours and 48 minutes). Francisco Moncion speaks with Peter Conway about taking class with Anatole Oboukhoff, at the School of American Ballet; the training at the School of American Ballet; joining Ballet International [Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo]; the company's repertory and its members; [the ballet] Sebastian (Edward Caton); Bronislava Nijinska; roles created for him; the disbanding of Ballet International; Memories (Simon Semenoff); André Eglevsky; Sentimental colloquy (Eglevsky); Vera Nemchinova; Antonia Cobos' ballet, The mute wife; Ballet International's financial problems; Mad Tristan (Leonide Massine); dancing with the Original Ballet Russe and the company's repertory; working with George Balanchine on the Four temperaments; Divertimento (Balanchine); the early years of Ballet Society; partnering Maria Tallchief and Mary Ellen Moylan; Orpheus and Eurydice (Balanchine); The Minotaur (John Taras); various works in the New York City Ballet repertory in which he danced; Herbert Bliss; Balanchine; working with Antony Tudor in Time table and La gloire; Jerome Robbins; Beatrice Tompkins; partnering Maria Tallchief and Melissa Hayden in The firebird; Prodigal son; The witch (John Cranko); the 1950 tour of England; Tanaquil Le Clercq in La valse [Valses nobles et sentimentales]; Afternoon of a faun (Jerome Robbins); the New York City Ballet repertory around 1950-1953; Opus 34; Nutcracker suite; a 1979 revival of Orpheus and Eurydice; Jeux d'enfants (Balanchine, Barbara Milberg, and Moncion); his ballet, Pastorale; Roy Tobias; Le Clercq's illness; changes in the company's repertory around 1962-1965; not being asked to go on the 1965 European tour; Don Quixote; Suzanne Farrell.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 81586894
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118824
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d803a3f0-e422-0135-a9d2-0a72ad2f4036
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  • 1979: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Francisco Moncion, 1979" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979 - 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Francisco Moncion, 1979" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 9, 2020.

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Interview with Francisco Moncion, 1979