In curating this Channel we were faced with an embarrassment of riches, both in the abundance and diversity of the archive’s recorded interviews. Our primary constraints are the limits on our staff (choosing and creating the audio clips takes time) as well as the complexity of copyright in an evolving field. As we hope you will experience, oral history’s greatest gift may be that it renders images of the past in full, vibrant, un-photoshopped color, even when it is only audio!
2010-2012 Oral History Project interviews are supported in part by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Speaking of Dancing Project is made possible by a gift from Anne H. Bass.
This Channel was created under the direction of Oral History Project Coordinator, Susan Kraft. It would not have been possible without the hard work and persistence of Oral History Archive assistant Cassie Mey, the creativity of Dance Heritage Coalition fellow Nichole Arvin, the website collaboration of James Murdock and Jonathan Blanc, the sound skills of Andrew Theodorou, and the contributions of Speaking of Dancing Project Coordinator, Imogen Smith.