The Dance Oral History Channel
The following clips were selected from the more than 4,000 audio recordings that make up the Dance Division’s Oral History Archive and Project at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The diverse recordings of this archive document the voices and ideas of more than half a century of performers, choreographers, scholars and producers, working in all areas of dance.
The audio excerpts posted thus far are from our 2009-2012 Oral History Project, as well as from a recent special interview project of mixed audio and video, Speaking of Dancing. In the coming months we plan to fill in many more interviews from recent years, and keep you abreast of our ongoing work through new clips and blog posts. We will eventually also offer a peek into much older interviews, highlighting gems from our audio archive that are, in some cases, more than 50 years old.