The dancer's body

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Title
The dancer's body
Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Names
Terry, Walter (Creator)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965-10-31
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-2110
Topics
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Camargo, Marie Anne de Cupis de, 1710-1770
Graham, Martha -- Night journey
Graham, Martha -- Letter to the world
Terry, Walter
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
Ritmo jondo (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Letter to the world (Graham, Martha)
Night journey (Graham, Martha)
Costume -- History
Nudity in dance
Costume
Dancers -- Anatomy
Genres
Lectures
Notes
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 32 minutes). [Music and introduction by unidentified person of Walter Terry.] Walter Terry speaks about the body as the dancer's instrument of artistic expression; the influence of Ruth St. Denis' and Isadora Duncan's costume innovations on the puritanical attitude toward the body typical in the United States at the time; the costume reforms of Marie Camargo and Marie Sallé; nudity in modern dance; expressive dance movement, as seen in Martha Graham's Night journey and her Letter to the world; Doris Humphrey's choreographic theories and her dance, Ritmo jondo; abstract dance movement. [Final approximate 7 minutes consists of closing announcements and music.]
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 broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York, on its program series, Invitation to dance October 31, 1965 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: Preservation was made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, 2000-2001.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 32 min.) : acetate; full-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.
The sound quality is very good.
Description
Walter Terry speaks about the dancer's body; recorded on October 31, 1965 and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series, Invitation to dance.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 51057686
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117351
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6d1a9b40-4c82-0136-1ac5-27798fabb8b3
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1965: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The dancer's body" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1965. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cd62fa10-3ba4-0134-9d72-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The dancer's body" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cd62fa10-3ba4-0134-9d72-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1965). The dancer's body Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cd62fa10-3ba4-0134-9d72-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The dancer's body