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Title
Interview with Helen Priest Rogers, 1972
Names
Rogers, Helen Priest (Interviewee)
Hubbard, Vickery (Interviewer)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Contributor)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1972-02-20
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-542
Topics
Rogers, Helen Priest
Bennington College., School of the Dance, 1934-1942
Dance teachers
Dance -- Study and teaching
Dance notation
Labanotation
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Citation/reference: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-542.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Vickery Hubbard 1972, February 20 South Hadley (Mass.)
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 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Helen Priest Rogers speaks with Vickery Hubbard about changes she has seen in students since she began teaching;her consistent approach to her teaching methods; her focus on winning dance its deserved recognition as an art; the origins of her career in dance, at the Bennington Summer School of the Dance; her early dance training including with Alice Bentley; attending New College Columbia [New College for the Education of Teachers; created under Teachers College at Columbia University]; taking class with Martha Graham, and performing with her company at the Bennington Summer School of the Dance; studying Labonotation with Albrecht Knust in Germany; formation of the Dance Notation Bureau and its goal of a unified system of choreographic notation; her attempts to record some of Graham's works; marrying and moving to Ottawa, Canada; her return to teaching, at Mount Holyoke College; how notation contributes to a dancer's education; her thoughts on the teaching of composition and technique including the role of improvisation; the value of all kinds of dance as a principle of her teaching; the difficulties in teaching ethnic dance; dance education at an academic institution compared with that in a professional environment; the inter-departmental aspects of the dance program at Mount Holyoke College; Louis Horst and his influence, generally stated, on choreographers.
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 28 minutes). Helen Priest Rogers speaks with Vickery Hubbard about the recent trend toward less formalism in dance; the role of public performances in dance education; lecture-demonstrations and dance audiences; the place of dance education in a university curriculum; current trends including the ballet renaissance; the need to develop and use notation more [recording ends at approximately 27:05 minutes].
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 16 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise, and the final approximate 1:30 minutes of streaming audio file 2 is blank.
Description
Interview with Helen Priest Rogers conducted by Vickery Hubbard on February 20, 1972, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, for the archives of the Dance Division of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 80124458
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118330
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b479fb50-795f-0136-0ac0-0b9de1e88149
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1972: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Helen Priest Rogers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1972. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/fb334f00-c317-0133-5b00-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Helen Priest Rogers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/fb334f00-c317-0133-5b00-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1972). Interview with Helen Priest Rogers Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/fb334f00-c317-0133-5b00-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Helen Priest Rogers