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Interview with Dennis Wayne. April 16 and 30,

Title
Interview with Dennis Wayne. April 16 and 30, 1975.
Author
Wayne, Dennis,
Publication
1975
Electronic Resource

Details

Additional Authors
Gruen, John,
Description
2 streaming files (approximately one hour and 16 minutes) : digital, stereo
Subjects
Note
  • Interview with Dennis Wayne conducted by John Gruen on April 16, and 30, 1975, at Wayne's home in New York City, as research for an article in Dance Magazine. The article, entitled Close-up: Dennis Wayne, appeared in the July 1975 issue of Dance Magazine.
  • A later interview with Dennis Wayne conducted by John Gruen on the subject of Dancers is cataloged under the title Interview with Dennis Wayne, August 2, 1975.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Access (note)
  • Patrons may access streaming audio only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
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
*MGZTC 3-507 (former)
Author
Wayne, Dennis, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Dennis Wayne. April 16 and 30, 1975.
Production
1975
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
Type of Carrier
online resource
Restricted Access
Patrons may access streaming audio only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Event
Recorded by John Gruen 1975, April 16 and 30 New York (N.Y.)
Summary
Streaming file 1 (approximately 48 minutes), April 16, 1975. [John Gruen's introductory remarks.] Dennis Wayne speaks with John Gruen about his new company Dancers [Dennis Wayne's Dancers] beginning with how his experiences with the Harkness Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet led him to form a company; an earlier company, Dennis Wayne's American Dancers; his reasons for starting a company and Joanne Woodward's support; the repertoire planned for the premiere performance at Jacob's Pillow; his plans for raising the necessary funds; more on the reasons he feels compelled to start his own company; evaluating himself as a dancer; his goals for the company [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].
Streaming file 2 (approximately 28 minutes), April 16 [first approximate 3:20 minutes] and April 30 [from approximately 3:25 minutes to end of recording]. Dennis Wayne continues to speak with John Gruen about his new company Dennis Wayne's Dancers and what he hopes to accomplish [interview ends but resumes after short gap with April 30 addendum]. Dennis Wayne speaks with John Gruen about the company's first performance, at Westbeth [Westbeth Artists' Residence in New York City]; his discussions with Lucia [Chase] regarding his new company; the dancers in the company including Bonnie [Mathis], Martine van Hamel, Buddy Balough, and Kennteh Hughes; the repertoire including a new version of Norman Walker's The Prussian officer; his difficulties raising money for the company and his reorganization of the Board of Directors; plans for performing, possibly in the Delacorte Theater.
Funding
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 16 minutes); quarter-track; 1.875 ips.; transferred to wav file and streaming file formats in 2014.
Local Note
For edited transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-507.
Former call number: *MGZTC 3-507
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Added Author
Gruen, John, interviewer.
Research Call Number
*MGZTC 3-507 (former)
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