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The Dance Oral History Channel: Sally Silvers Interview, Excerpt

June 30, 2009

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The Interview with Sally Silvers, conducted by Robert Greskovic, was audio recorded on June 30, 2009.

In this opening segment of the interview (approximately 44 min.), Sally Silvers speaks about her family background and various influences during her childhood years.  She describes her time at Antioch College including taking her first modern dance classes there and the influence of jazz musician Cecil Taylor and choreographer Ken Miller.  Silvers speaks about exploring her identity as a dancer and the encouragement she received from Sara Rudner.  She remembers her first choreographic work, Politics of the Body Microscopes of Conduct, and her interest in costume, as well as radical and avant-garde art forms of all kind.  She discusses her collaboration with Lisa Kraus on No Standing Signatures.

The Oral History Project Interview with Sally Silvers  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.