Lifestyles with Beverly Sills

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Additional title: Conversations about the dance (Choreographic work)
De Mille, Agnes (Interviewee)
De Mille, Agnes (Choreographer)
Sills, Beverly (Interviewer)
Hanniford, Jan (Dancer)
Slagle, Lisa (Dancer)
Sultzbach, Russell (Dancer)
Freeman, Paul (Director)
Luray, Edith (Producer)
Joffrey Ballet (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Associated name)

Agnes de Mille Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1978 (Inferred)
Place: U.S.
Publisher: WNBC-TV
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8607
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5218 (former)
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
Black ritual (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Television programs
Televised dance
Television interviews
Creation/production credits: National Broadcasting Company, inc. ; director, Paul Freeman ; producer, Edith Luray ; executive producer: Larry Johnson.
Performers: Host: Beverly Sills. Guest: Agnes de Mille. Dancers: Jan Hanniford, Lisa Slagle, and Russell Sultzbach of the Joffrey Ballet.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Date: Copyright 1978.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (26 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Interview with choreographer Agnes de Mille, who discusses various topics, beginning with the low status of the dance at the Metropolitan Opera, her parents' opposition to her becoming a dancer, why she began to choreograph, and her early work Black ritual for Ballet Theatre. She describes her experiences in working on the musical Oklahoma!, particularly her interactions with composer Richard Rodgers. Three dancers then perform a satirical dance created by her for Conversations about the dance, a lecture-demonstration on the history of dance. She also assesses the present-day popularity and creativity of dance.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13058083
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8cf5f6e0-8a8b-0135-e597-43c31448eb76
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lifestyles with Beverly Sills" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lifestyles with Beverly Sills" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Lifestyles with Beverly Sills Retrieved from

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Lifestyles with Beverly Sills