Interview with Matteo : teaching the dance forms of other culturesAdditional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesMatteo (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewee)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1965 - 1968 (Approximate)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-91
TopicsMatteo -- InterviewsHigh School of Performing Arts (New York, N.Y.)Dance -- Study and teachingCastanetsDance -- SpainDance -- IndiaDanceSpain
NotesContent: Interview with Matteo on teaching dance forms of other cultures, conducted by Walter Terry, as host; broadcast on November 21, around 1967 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance.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.Venue: Recorded for and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance Broadcast on November 21,196- New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 23 minutes) : analog, 7.5 ips, polyester, half-track, 7 in.The sound quality is very good.
DescriptionFollowing the sound of castanets, Walter Terry introduces Matteo, a teacher of ethnic dance, in particular that of India and Spain; Matteo speaks about the process of teaching and learning Spanish dance in Spain, in particular the method of learning by observation and imitation rather studying technique separately; his own method of teaching Spanish dance to Americans; the castanets (including a brief demonstration); teaching classical Indian dance and Spanish dance at the School of Performing Arts, New York City, in particular, his methods for teaching Indian classical dance forms including how he uses a ballet barre; the place of ethnic dance in a dancer's training and preparation for a professional career. [Matteo very briefly demonstrates, with claps and a chime, a rhythm typically used in teaching classical Indian dance.]
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36936944NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117195Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 97aa2e40-36e6-0137-4956-01ec3442e3c2
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