Interview with Kirsten Simone, 1977

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Interview with Kirsten Simone, 1977
Simone, Kirsten (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-07-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-785
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
Simone, Kirsten
Content: Interviewed by John Gruen 17 July 1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Citation/reference: For edited transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-785.
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 39 minutes). Kirsten Simone speaks with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn including his nickname the King of Dance; her first time dancing with him, in August Bournonville's ballet A folk tale; Bruhn as a partner; dancing with Bruhn in Roland Petit's ballet Carmen and in Birgit Cullberg's ballet Miss Julie; other ballets she has danced with Bruhn; her friendship with him; his personality; Bruhn in the play Rashomon; Bruhn in José Limón's The moor's pavane; reasons Bruhn did not accept the directorship of the Royal Danish Ballet [Kongelige Danske ballet]; the company's repertory.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1977, July 19 Copenhagen (Denmark)
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 John Gruen
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 39 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including background music.
Interview with Kirsten Simone conducted by John Gruen on July 17, 1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark, as research for his book Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979).
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 83732145
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118658
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 36ee4fc0-7957-0136-ef51-003b01815b4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Kirsten Simone" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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Interview with Kirsten Simone