Interviews with Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel (Shulamite Kornberg Kivel), Fred Berk, Bonnie Bird, Meredith Monk, and Gary Harris, 1978

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Title
Interviews with Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel (Shulamite Kornberg Kivel), Fred Berk, Bonnie Bird, Meredith Monk, and Gary Harris, 1978
Additional title: Interview with Gary Harris
Additional title: Interview with Bonnie Bird
Additional title: Interview with Fred Berk
Additional title: Interview with Meredith Monk
Additional title: Interview with Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel
Names
Berk, Fred, 1911-1980 (Interviewee)
Monk, Meredith (Interviewee)
Harris, Gary (Interviewee)
Ingber, Judith Brin (Interviewer)
Bird, Bonnie (Interviewee)
Kivel, Shulamit Bat-Ari (Interviewee)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-04
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-2131 (sound cassette)
Topics
Berk, Fred, 1911-1980
Delakova, Katya
Harris, Gary
Bird, Bonnie
Kivel, Shulamit Bat-Ari
Levi-Tanai, Sara
Monk, Meredith
Merry-Go-Rounders
92nd Street Y (New York, N.Y.)
Israel Folk Dance Festival (New York, N.Y.)
Holiday in Israel (Choreographic work : Berk)
Folk dancing -- Israel
Jewish dance -- United States
Jewish dance -- Israel
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Judith Brin Ingber 1978, New York City
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.
Acquisition: Gift, Judith Brin Ingber
Content: Streaming file 1 (approximately 45 minutes). [First approximate 13:30 minutes]: Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel (Shulamite Kornberg Kivel) and Judith Brin Ingber review and comment on Kivel's collection of dance photographs and programs, including those relating to the contemporary Jewish Arts Series at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. [From approximately 13:30 minutes to the end, at 44:53 minutes]: Fred Berk speaks with Ingber about folk dance publications that he has authored, edited or initiated, including: Ha rikud, Machol ha'am, Hora magazine, Ten folk dances in Labanotation, and Guide for the Israeli folk dance teacher; being influenced by the work of Rudolf von Laban [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].
Content: Streaming file 2 (approximately 45 minutes). [First approximate 13:35 minutes]: Fred Berk speaks with Judith Brin Ingber about making recordings of Israeli folk dances; working with Gerry and Stephanie Katz. [From approximately 13:36 minutes to 26:22 minutes]: Bonnie Bird and Fred Berk speak with Ingber about the sale of the Merry-Go-Rounders; directing and teaching in the dance program of the 92nd Street Y; the genesis and repertory of the Merry-Go-Rounders [short gap; interview with Meredith Monk begins at approximately 26:57 and continues until the end of the streaming file, at 44:53]: Meredith Monk speaks with Ingber about her study of Israeli folk dance; her Jewish background; studying with Berk; attending Camp Blue Star; her first major piece of choreography as a student; seeing Martha Graham's work for the first time [ends abruptly].
Content: Streaming file 3 (approximately 47 minutes). [First approximate 9:27 minutes]: Gary Harris speaks with Judith Brin Ingber about and reads extensively from an unidentified text describing his lighting designs for Fred Berk's dances; explains shadow patterns as a theatrical lighting choice; his design for Berk's dance, Holiday in Israel. [From approximately 9:27 minutes to the end, at 46:38 minutes]: Fred Berk speaks with Ingber about the singer Lotte Lehmann; meeting Sara Levi-Tanai; his distaste for the use of humiliation as a teaching tool; the Israel Folk Dance Festival; his first introduction to Israeli folk dance; his relationship with Katya [Delakova]; [ends abruptly].
Content: Streaming file 4 (approximately 47 minutes). [This may be a continuation of the interview recorded in the first approximate 13:30 minutes of streaming file 4.]: Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel (Shulamite Kornberg Kivel) speaks with Judith Brin Ingber about settling and teaching dance in Israel; her early years as an immigrant in the United States; studying and performing with Katya Delakova and Fred Berk; her impressions of the Delakova/Berk repertoire; leaving Delakova and Berk; her husband [presumably her first husband, Leonard Kornberg; she married Morton Kivel in 1969]; the influence of Delakova and Berk on her teaching; her definition of "Jewish dance"; the importance of the Israel Folk Dance Festival [ends abruptly].
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 3 hr., 4 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is fair to poor. The recording is marred by significant extraneous noise including music, people speaking in the background, and other extraneous sounds. However, for the most part the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Description
Interviews with Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel (Shulamite Kornberg Kivel), Fred Berk, Bonnie Bird, Meredith Monk, and Gary Harris conducted by Judith Brin Ingber, in April 1978, in New York City, as part of her research in writing Fred Berk's biography entitled Victory dances: the life of Fred Berk.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 40257344
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13821630
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cdfecae0-b3d8-0133-2ed1-3c07547a230f
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1978: Created
  • 1980: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interviews with Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel (Shulamite Kornberg Kivel), Fred Berk, Bonnie Bird, Meredith Monk, and Gary Harris" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d0e05a50-b3d8-0133-3bd2-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interviews with Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel (Shulamite Kornberg Kivel), Fred Berk, Bonnie Bird, Meredith Monk, and Gary Harris" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d0e05a50-b3d8-0133-3bd2-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Interviews with Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel (Shulamite Kornberg Kivel), Fred Berk, Bonnie Bird, Meredith Monk, and Gary Harris Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d0e05a50-b3d8-0133-3bd2-3c07547a230f

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Interviews with Shulamit Bat-Ari Kivel (Shulamite Kornberg Kivel), Fred Berk, Bonnie Bird, Meredith Monk, and Gary Harris