- Additional Authors
- 1 streaming audio file (approximately 26 minutes) : digital
- Gift of Walter Terry.
- National Initiative to Preserve American Dance.
- Uniform Title
- Invitation to dance (Radio program)
- Alternative Title
- Dance Audio Archive
- Sound recordings.
- Interview with Toni Lander and Bruce Marks on music and dance, conducted by Walter Terry, as host; broadcast on December 4, 1966 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance.
- The sound quality is very good.
- The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Access (note)
- Access only on site at the research libraries of The New York Public Library.
- Call Number
- *MGZTO 7-90
Interview with Toni Lander and Bruce Marks on music and the dance, 1966.
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Streaming audio file (approximately 26 minutes). [Music and introduction of program by unidentified speaker.] Walter Terry introduces Toni Lander, formerly of the Royal Danish Ballet, and her husband Bruce Marks, formerly a modern dancer, and both of whom are currently soloists with American Ballet Theatre. Toni Lander speaks about how the longer rehearsal times European ballet companies typically enjoy allow for greater attention to the accompanying music than in the United States; differences in musical tempo and phrasing between the Russian version of Swan lake and the Western European version; David Blair's adherence to the Russian tempo in his reconstruction of Swan lake for American Ballet Theatre; changing the tempo to create a specific mood; her thoughts on ballet music conductors. Bruce Marks speaks about how his approach to music was emotional rather than strictly-metrical when he first started dancing in a modern dance company; how his early training has helped him in his transition to ballet dancing; his greater dependence on the music for technical execution when dancing classical ballets. Toni Lander speaks about the freedom to vary one's phrasing within the framework of the music; Hermann Lowenskjold's music for La sylphide and Bournonville's musicality as so beautifully expressed in his choreography. Bruce Marks speaks about how he feels about dancing to Léon Minkus' ballet music. Both Lander and Marks speak about the process of finding a common rhythm in partnering. [Closing remarks by unidentified speaker and music.]
Recorded for and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance Broadcast on December 4, 1966 New York (N.Y.)
- Restricted Access
Access only on site at the research libraries of The New York Public Library.
- Original Version
Original format: one sound reel (approximately 26 minutes); acetate; full-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgzto790_v01f01_sc.
- Local Note
Former call number: *MGZTC 3-90
Former call number: *MGZT 7-90
- Local Note
Archival original: *MGZTO 7-90; 7 1/2 in. per sec.; 7 in. reel; acetate, full track. Restored and rehoused in 2015 following water damage.
Dubbing master: *MGZTD 10-90; 7 1/2 in. per sec.; 10 in. reel; polyester.
Preservation funded by the National Initiative to Preserve American Dance.
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Lander, Toni, interviewee.
Marks, Bruce, 1937- interviewee.
Terry, Walter, interviewer.
- Added Title
Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Dance Audio Archive
Gift of Walter Terry.
National Initiative to Preserve American Dance.
- Research Call Number