Bertram Ross: Three Interviews with Billie Mahoney, Phil Schapiro, Nick YanniAdditional title: Dance on with Billie MahoneyAdditional title: Phil Schapiro LiveAdditional title: Tomorrow's Television Tonight
NamesMahoney, Billie (Interviewer)Schapiro, Phil (Interviewer)Yanni, Nick (Interviewer)Ross, Bertram, 1920- (Interviewee)Wallowitch, John (Performer)Manhattan Cable TV (Presenter)
Bertram Ross Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1982
Table of ContentsDance on with Billie Mahoney (29 min.) / interviewee, Bertram Ross ; interviewer, Billie Mahoney -- Phil Schapiro Live (31 min.) / interviewee, Bertram Ross ; interviewer, Phil Schapiro -- Tomorrow's Television Tonight (38 min.) / interviewees, Larry Cohen and Michael Moriarty, Carrie Smith, Rutanya Alda, Bertram Ross and John Wallowitch, and Charlotte Zwerin ; interviewer, Nick Yanni.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2677
TopicsRoss, Bertram, 1920-Graham, MarthaRaymond (Choreographic work : Ross)Gordon Craig (Choreographic work : Ross)Uncle Vanya: Three Pastels (Choreographic work : Ross)My Last Duchess (Choreographic work : Ross)
NotesStatement of responsibility: presented by Manhattan Cable TV.Venue: Videotaped during interviews at E.T.C. Studios as part of Manhattan Cable TV programs, New York, N.Y. 1982.Original version: Original format: 1 BetamaxAcquisition: Gift; William Prensky; 2009.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Betamax II) (97 min.) ; sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionBertram Ross discusses with Billie Mahoney his upcoming solo performances at Riverside Church as part of the Riverside Dance Festival including works, Raymond [Duncan], Gordon Craig, Uncle Vanya: Three Pastels, My Last Duchess; attending Brooklyn Academy of Music performances as a child and seeing his favorite group, Jooss Ballet; his love for Fred Astaire and Ginger Roger movies; creating a review show for the Women's Army Corps (WAC) which helped him to become a dancer; calling the Martha Graham studio and making appointment with Erick Hawkins; auditioning for the Broadway show, Chicago, and the difference between auditioning for Broadway and Modern dance. Bertram Ross discusses with Phil Schapiro how his one man show was developed; how he created the works through experimentation; Ross being told by his manager to do a one man show; story about Martha Graham after a college performance of Every Souls a Circus. Interview with Nick Yanni begins with John Wallowitch playing a prelude from Ross' Uncle Vanya; and Ross talks about his favorite Graham work, Canticle for Innocent Comedians.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20232000Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e9dc81d0-e876-0131-2278-3c075448cc4b
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