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Interview with Burton Taylor. July 16,

Title
Interview with Burton Taylor. July 16, 1975.
Author
Taylor, Burton,
Publication
1975
Electronic Resource

Details

Additional Authors
Gruen, John,
Description
2 streaming files (approximately one hour and 36 minutes) : digital, stereo
Subjects
Note
  • Interview with Burton Taylor conducted by John Gruen on July 16,1975 in New York City, as research for an article in Dance Magazine. The article, entitled Close-up: Burton Taylor, appeared in the November 1975 issue of Dance Magazine.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps. However, for the most part, 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.
Contents
Former summary: SUMMARY: Burton Taylor discusses his background and training; his eight years with American Ballet Theatre; joining the Joffrey; his severe injury and return to dancing; his wife, the dancer Diana Cartier.
Call Number
*MGZTC 3-510 (former)
Author
Taylor, Burton, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Burton Taylor. July 16, 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, July 16 New York (N.Y.)
Summary
Streaming file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Burton Taylor speaks with John Gruen about the Joffrey Ballet [briefly]; his family background and training, in particular, with Leon Danelian and [Suny] Seda; his year at college; his experience training student dancers in a local production of Song of Norway; his eight years with American Ballet Theatre; some of his roles at the company including in Antony Tudor's Pillar of fire; his reasons for leaving the company; his year in Atlanta; an anecdote about his substituting for Edward Villella in a New York City Opera production of Prince Igor; joining the Joffrey Ballet [Joffrey Ballet of Chicago as of 1995]; some of his roles [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].
Streaming file 2 (approximately 48 minutes). Burton Taylor continues to speak with John Gruen about his time at the Joffrey Ballet; advice received from Jerome Robbins; his severe knee injury and its aftermath; his return to dancing, with the Joffrey Ballet; his wife, the dancer Diana Cartier; the roles he expects to dance in the upcoming season; his feelings about the company; Kaleria Fedicheva; his teacher David Howard [ends abruptly].
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 36 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 3-510.
Former call number: *MGZTC 3-510
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Added Author
Gruen, John, interviewer.
Research Call Number
*MGZTC 3-510 (former)
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