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Interview with Eliot Feld, 1975

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Interview with Eliot Feld, 1975
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Feld, Eliot (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-10-13
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-316 (former)
Feld, Eliot
Feld Ballet
Mazurka (Choreographic work : Feld)
Excursions (Choreographic work : Feld)
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Broadcast by WQIV-FM (WNCN-FM) 1975, October 13 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.
Content: Streaming file 1 (approximately 26 minutes). [Introductory remarks by unidentified speaker.] John Gruen introduces his guest, Eliot Feld, and plays an excerpt of a recording of a mazurka by Frédéric Chopin used in Feld's work Mazurka; Gruen speaks about Feld's ballet Mazurka; Feld speaks about choreographing; Gruen and Feld discuss Feld's background; Feld speaks about his first choreography, at American Ballet Theatre [commercial announcement]; Gruen speaks about some of the characteristics of Feld's ballets; Feld speaks further about his work Mazurka; working with his dancers; Gruen plays an excerpt of a recording of a mazurka.
Content: Streaming file 2 (approximately 26 minutes). [Commercial announcement]. John Gruen states the repertoire the Feld Ballet is performing in its third season at the Public Theatre; Feld speaks about his working style; Gruen and Feld speak about the American Ballet Company and its dissolution; Feld speaks about the qualities he looks for in dancers; Gruen plays an excerpt from the music, by George Gershwin, used in Feld's work The real McCoy; Feld speaks about the possibility of performing the work of other choreographers; his work Excursions; choreographing; Gruen plays an excerpt of a recording of the music, by Samuel Barber, used in Excursions [commercial announcement; closing remarks of Gruen; ends abruptly].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 52 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by mild "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Interview with Eliot Feld conducted by John Gruen, as host on radio station WQIV-FM (WNCN-FM), New York on its series The sound of dance, for broadcast on October 13,1975
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 80728544
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117990
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ba936560-b294-0133-c50a-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Eliot Feld" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Eliot Feld" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 2, 2020.

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Interview with Eliot Feld