- Additional Authors
- Tobias, Tobi
- 2 streaming audio files (approximately one hour and 17 minutes): digital
- Alternative Title
- Dance Oral History Project.
- Interviews (Sound recordings)
- For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-412.
- Interview with Robin Howard conducted by Tobi Tobias on August 22, 1978 in London, England, for the Oral History Project of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Sound quality is good.
- Funding (note)
- The conservation 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.
- Call Number
- *MGZTCO 3-412
Howard, Robin, interviewee.
Interview with Robin Howard, 1978
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Recorded by Tobi Tobias 1978, August 22 London (England)
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Robin Howard speaks with Tobi Tobias about how he first came to be interested in Martha Graham; the impact on him of seeing Graham and her company [Martha Graham Dance Company] perform, in London; his impressions of the male dancers including Bertram Ross, Robert Cohan, and Robert Powell; some of the more notable female dancers including Pearl Lang, Mary Hinkson, Helen McGehee, and Ethel Winter; how his anger with the public and critical response to the London performances led to his association with Graham and the company; Graham as a person; the company's second British tour including Howard's role in arranging it; its favorable critical reception; his thoughts on dance critics [ends abruptly but interview continues on streaming audio fie 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 39 minutes). Robin Howard speaks with Tobi Tobias about Graham technique; Jane Dudley as a teacher of Graham technique; the development of Graham technique as taught at Howard's school [The Place; now part of the London Contemporary Dance School]; the establishment of The Place and its role in his life; his relationship with Martha Graham and her company during this time; his proposals regarding the company and the reasons Graham could not bring herself to implement them; the high level of tension in the company; his great admiration for Graham and gratitude that he knew her.
The conservation 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.
- Original Version
Original format: one sound cassette (approximately one hour and 17 minutes); quarter track; 1.875 ips; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgztco3412_v01f01_sc and myd_mgztco3412_v01f02_sc.
- Local Note
Former class mark: *MGZTC 3-412
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Tobias, Tobi, interviewer.
- Added Title
Dance Oral History Project.
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