Interview with Leon Danielian, 1976Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
NamesDanielian, Leon, 1920-1997 (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-03-22
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-323 Side A
TopicsDanilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997Mordkin, Mikhail, 1881-1944Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997American Ballet Theatre., SchoolAmerican Ballet Theatre
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 57 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler]. John Gruen, as host, introduces Leon Danielian; Leon Danielian and Gruen speak about his training including class with Mikhail Mordkin; his time at Ballet Theatre [now American Ballet Theatre]; [Gruen quotes Igor Stravinsky on, and plays a recording of Stravinsky's orchestration of the music by Peter Illich Tchaikovsky used for the "Bluebird pas de deux" from The sleeping beauty]; Danielian and Gruen speak about Danielian as a dancer; Alexandra Danilova; touring with the Ballet russe de Monte Carlo including its rigors; some of his roles; the difficulty of dancing [the spirit of the rose] in Michel Fokine's ballet Spectre de la rose [a recording of the music, Invitation to the waltz, by Karl Maria von Weber, used in Spectre de la rose, is played; commercial announcements follow]; Gruen and Danielian speak about the American Ballet Theatre School; what he looks for in a ballet student; the School's summer program [a recording of Robert Schumann's Carneval is played]; Gruen and Danielian speak about what Danielian likes to see in a dancer on stage [Gruen's closing remarks; music].Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by WNCN-FM, New York 1976, March 22 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 DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 57 min.)Sound quality is good overall. There is some distortion but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Leon Danielian conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on March 22, 1976 by radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 79134510NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118004Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 396bbbb0-c24b-0135-81e2-0fa593b3df1f
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