Interview with Ian Horvath and Dennis Nahat, 1977
NamesNahat, Dennis (Interviewee)Horvath, Ian (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-828 Side 1, pt 1 and pt 2
TopicsHorvath, IanNahat, DennisCleveland BalletContra concerti (Choreographic work : Nahat)In concert (Choreographic work : Nahat)Gift (Choreographic work : Nahat)ChoreographyChoreographers
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 40 minutes; the section containing the interview begins at approximately 6 minutes into the streaming audio file). Ian Horvath speaks about the founding and finances of the Cleveland Ballet; regional ballet companies; the company's repertoire; Dennis Nahat speaks about his goals as a choreographer; more on the company's repertory; the audience in Cleveland; the principles on which the company's programs are put together; the importance of understanding and knowing how to use classical technique when choreographing [interview ends at approximately 40:00]. Terry self-records his description of three of Nahat's ballets: Contra concerti, In concert, and The gift.Content: The City Center Ballet of San Jose (fd. 1983) and the Cleveland Ballet merged to form the San Jose Cleveland Ballet in 1986; the San Jose Cleveland Ballet became the name for the San Jose half of the co-venture. In Cleveland the ballet still performs as Cleveland Ballet.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1977 Cleveland, OhioFunding: 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.Acquisition: Gift Walter Terry
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 46 min.)Sound quality is fair overall. The recording is marred by extraneous noise, which, beginning at approximately 14:30 minutes, is quite loud.
DescriptionInterview with Ian Horvath and Dennis Nahat conducted by Terry in 1977 and Terry's self-recorded description of three of Nahat's ballets: Contra concerti, In concert, and The gift. The interview begins at approximately 6 minutes; the proceeding approximate six minutes of the streaming file contains Walter Terry's self-recorded notes on Paul Taylor's Aphrodisiamania and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's performance of Lar Lubovitch's The time before the time after (After the time before), and George Faison's Suite Otis, cataloged at the Library under the title Review notes, 1977/ Walter Terry.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 78970125NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118688Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2aa0ae0-7956-0136-f41b-2b451f9f17f8
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