Interview with David Vaughan, 1979

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Title
Interview with David Vaughan, 1979
Names
Vaughan, David, 1924- (Interviewee)
Matheson, Katy (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-521
Topics
Vaughan, David, 1924-
Cunningham, Merce
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996
De Vos, Audrey, 1900-1983
School of American Ballet
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Citation/reference: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-521.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Katy Matheson 1979 New York (N.Y.)
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 David Vaughan
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes). David Vaughan speaks with Katy Matheson about his family background and childhood in England including his early theater experiences; his education; the origins of his interest in ballet; his time at the University of Oxford including his participation in the Ballet Club and taking class with Marie Rambert; being drafted while still in school [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 45 minutes). David Vaughan speaks with Katy Matheson about his decision not to return to the University of Oxford after being discharged from the Army; taking class with Audrey de Vos; Marie Rambert and her classes; his war time service in India including his dance-related activities; his awareness of modern dance at the time; his performing career in London; seeing New York City Ballet in London and meeting Lincoln Kirstein [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 3].
Content: Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 45 minutes). David Vaughan speaks with Katy Matheson about his first years in New York including his classes at the School of American Ballet, on scholarship; his teachers including Anatole Oboukhoff and Felia Doubrovska; Lincoln Kirstein's support of his choreographic efforts; Trudy Goth; the teaching method of Audrey de Vos compared with that of his teachers at the School of American Ballet [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 4].
Content: Streaming audio file 4 ( approximately 18 minutes). David Vaughan speaks with Katy Matheson about the dancers and students at the New York City Ballet and School of American Ballet, respectively, as compared with the dancers he had known in England; his focus at that time on choreographing rather than dancing; his impressions of Merce Cunningham and his work; taking class at Martha Graham's school.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 2 hr., 34 min.)
Sound quality is good overall.
Description
Interview with David Vaughan conducted by Katy Matheson in spring 1979 in New York City, for the Columbia University Oral History Seminar.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 83089745
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118292
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bfb132b0-7960-0136-e025-053f3581677a
Rights Statement
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  • 1979: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with David Vaughan" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/e60aa280-c317-0133-edce-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with David Vaughan" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 15, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/e60aa280-c317-0133-edce-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979). Interview with David Vaughan Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/e60aa280-c317-0133-edce-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with David Vaughan