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The Dance Oral History Channel: Bebe Miller Interview, Excerpt

April 28, 2009

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The Interview with Bebe Miller, conducted by Candace Feck, was audio recorded on April 28, May 5 and May 19, 2009. 

In this opening segment of the interview (approximately 44 min.), Bebe Miller describes her childhood in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  She recalls her early artistic and dance influences including classes with the Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Company at the Henry Street Settlement.  Miller reflects on her family's ethnic background and her experiences of racism and integration, including how these experiences affected her emotionally and artistically. 

The Oral History Project Interview with Bebe Miller  was made possible with assistance from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  You can read the transcript of this interview in its entirety on-site on the third floor of the Library for the Performing Arts.  The full audio file requires permission of Miller in order to access.  A description of the interview, including a content summary, can be found here.