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The Dance Oral History Channel: Jennifer Muller Interview, Excerpt

June 7, 2011

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The Interview with Jennifer Muller, conducted by Jennifer Brilliant, was audio recorded on June 7 and 8, 2011.

In this opening segment of the interview (approximately 60 mins.), Jennifer Muller describes her family background and early sources of her creative impulses. She speaks about influential dance teachers and experiences, including Antony Tudor, Anna Sokolow, Pearl Lang, Carol Friend, and the American Dance Festival. Muller describes her early career as a teacher, and her experiences as a dancer in the José Limón Dance Company, and with Louis Falco in his work Sleepers.  She also speaks about her early choreography, including her work Beach, and the elements she feels set it apart from other dances of the time.

The Oral History Project Interview with Jennifer Muller  was made possible with assistance from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  You can listen to the interview in its entirety on-site on the third floor of the Library for the Performing Arts.  A full description of the interview, including a content summary, can be found here.