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The Dance Oral History Channel: Alastair Macaulay Interview, Excerpt
The Interview with Alastair Macaulay, conducted by Brian Seibert, was video recorded by Francois Bernadi on July 19, 2012, for the Speaking of Dancing project.
This excerpt begins with Brian Seibert asking Alastair Macaulay about the differences between his experiences as a theater critic and as a dance critic. In his answer, Macaulay uses examples of moments in performances of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty that deeply affected him, to demonstrate the challenges of interpreting dance, a non-verbal art form, in words.
The Speaking of Dancing project was made possible by a gift from Anne H. Bass. Post-production work on this interview is in progress. The full transcript and audio are expected to be available in early 2013 on-site on the third floor of the Library for the Performing Arts.