Interview with Helen Priest Rogers, 1979

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Title
Interview with Helen Priest Rogers, 1979
Names
Rogers, Helen Priest (Interviewee)
Sekora, Teresa E (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-1107
Topics
Rogers, Helen Priest
Martin, John, 1893-1985
Goeb, Janey Price
Gentry, Eve
Dance Notation Bureau (New York, N.Y.)
Bennington School of the Dance
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Teresa E. Sekora 1979
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.
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 32 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] Helen Priest Rogers speaks with Teresa E. Sekora about her first exposure to dance; attending the Bennington School of the Dance, in 1934; John Martin as the stimulus for her interest in dance notation; her time at New College Columbia [New College for the Education of Teachers; created under Teachers College at Columbia University; closed in 1939]; Martha Graham's advising her to learn notation; studying Labonotation with Albrecht Knust in Germany; revising the system to conform better with dance technique in the United States; teaching dance after her return from Germany; the 1938 season at the Bennington School of the Dance including her participation in Martha Graham's workshop company; becoming interested in photography and filming dance at Bennington School of the Dance; attending the Bennington School of the Dance at Mills College, in 1939; studying and performing with Graham; meeting Ann Hutchinson, Janey Price, and Eve Gentry and developing a common style of notation; forming the Dance Notation Bureau at the suggestion of John Martin [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 17 minutes). Helen Priest Rogers speaks with Teresa E. Sekora about the early days of the Dance Notation Bureau; using film as an adjunct to notation; other, earlier notation systems; more on Janey Price and Eve Gentry; Hanya Holm and John Martin in their role as advisers to the Bureau.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 49 min.)
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps. However, the speakers' voices are clear and easily intelligible.
Description
Interview with Helen Priest Rogers conducted by Teresa E. Sekora in 1979. The location is not specified.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 79809142
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118955
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d90cdd20-b314-0133-e723-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Helen Priest Rogers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/db5a28b0-b314-0133-3ef1-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Helen Priest Rogers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 14, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/db5a28b0-b314-0133-3ef1-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979). Interview with Helen Priest Rogers Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/db5a28b0-b314-0133-3ef1-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Helen Priest Rogers