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Interview with Conrad Ludlow and Joyce Feldman Ludlow

Title
Interview with Conrad Ludlow and Joyce Feldman Ludlow, 1979
Author
Ludlow, Conrad
Publication
1979

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Description
Four streaming audio files (approximately two hours and 47 minutes): digital
Alternative Title
  • Interview with Joyce Feldman Ludlow, 1979
  • Dance Oral History Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Note
  • For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-550.
  • Interview with Conrad Ludlow and Joyce Feldman Ludlow conducted by Marilyn Hunt on January 4, 1979 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the Oral History Project of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Conrad Ludlow is in effect the sole speaker in streaming audio file 2 and much of streaming audio file 3; in this section of the recording, Joyce Feldman Ludlow contributes only a few remarks.
  • Sound quality is fair to good. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise and short gaps, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
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
*MGZTCO 3-550
OCLC
83574500
Author
Ludlow, Conrad, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Conrad Ludlow and Joyce Feldman Ludlow, 1979
Production
1979
Type of Content
spoken word
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
audio
Type of Carrier
audiocassette
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 Marilyn Hunt 1979, January 4 Oklahoma City (Okla.)
Summary
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 47 minutes). Conrad Ludlow and Joyce Feldman Ludlow speak with Marilyn Hunt about their background and dance training including Joyce's impressions of George Balanchine; Conrad's experiences with the Christensen brothers [Lew, William, and Harold] and the San Francisco Ballet; Conrad's joining New York City Ballet; his experience dancing at Radio City Music Hall; dancing for New York City Ballet including in Balanchine's ballet Agon; his impressions of Balanchine; his military service, in the Korean War; his experiences with New York City Ballet after his return from military service [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 47 minutes) Conrad Ludlow speaks with Marilyn Hunt about his experience on returning to New York City Ballet after his military service, in particular, his intense performance schedule; his thoughts on partnering and some of his partners including Patricia McBride; working with Balanchine; reflections on performing, ego, and personality, with reference to himself and other dancers; some of his favorite roles; the role of male dancers in Balanchine's choreography including his observations on Peter Martins, [Mikhail] Baryshnikov, Jacques D'Amboise, and Edward Villella [ends abruptly but continues on sstreamingaudio file 3].
Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 48 minutes) Conrad Ludlow speaks with Marilyn Hunt about Balanchine and male dancers including Arthur Mitchell; more on Balanchine's choreography; more on his roles, including that of Oberon in Midsummer night's dream, and on performing; more on partners and partnering including his experiences with Melissa Hayden, Violette Verdy, Nancy Johnson, and Mimi Paul; performing in Balanchine's ballets Jewels and Episodes [Joyce Feldman Ludlow rejoins the conversation]; Conrad's choreography including Balanchine's influence [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 4].
Streaming audio file 4 (approximately 25 minutes) Conrad Ludlow and Joyce Feldman Ludlow speak with Marilyn Hunt about Conrad's choreography including the various limitations within which he must work; their great admiration, respect, and affection for Balanchine; their plans to leave [Oklahoma City] for San Francisco; the lack of support for ballet in Oklahoma City.
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: two sound cassettes (approximately two hours and 47 minutes); transferred to wav file and streaming file format (myd_mgztco3550_v01f01_sc, myd_mgztco3550_v01f02_sc, myd_mgztco3550_v02f01_sc, and myd_mgztco3550_v02f02_sc) in 2015.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZTC 3-550
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Added Author
Hunt-Nishi, Marilyn, interviewer.
Ludlow, Joyce Feldman, interviewee.
Added Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Research Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-550
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