Research Catalog

Interview with Alfredo Corvino.

Title
Interview with Alfredo Corvino. April 16, 1979.
Author
Corvino, Alfredo, 1916-2005
Publication
1979.
Electronic Resource
Streaming audio (Interview with Alfredo Corvino) available at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center only.

Details

Additional Authors
Farlow, Lesley
Description
One streaming file (approximately 52 minutes) : digital, stereo
Alternative Title
  • Dance Oral History Project.
  • Dance Audio Archive.
Subjects
Note
  • Interview with Alfredo Corvino conducted by Lesley Farlow on April 16, 1979 in New York City for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division Oral History Project.
  • For transcript see: *MGZMT 5-560.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Sound quality is fair. There is "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
*MGZTO 5-960
OCLC
82357558
Author
Corvino, Alfredo, 1916-2005, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Alfredo Corvino. April 16, 1979.
Imprint
1979.
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 for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts April 16, 1979 New York (N.Y.)
Summary
Streaming file (approximately 52 minutes). Alfredo Corvino speaks about his family background and dance training in Montevideo, Uruguay; meeting [Leonide] Massine in Uruguay; seeing the Jooss Ballet perform [Kurt Jooss's] The green table; becoming a member of the company and touring in South America and the United States; his summer with Eugene Loring's company Dance Players; touring with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in the United States; his military service during World War II; teaching; his wife Marcella [Rubin] including an anecdote about their first meeting; dancing at the Metropolitan Opera ballet; the firing of most of the other dancers and the hiring of Antony Tudor and Margaret Craske; becoming a teacher, at Tudor's invitation, at the Juilliard [School], and at the Metropolitan Opera ballet school; opening his own school, in 1968; his approach to teaching.
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 reel (approximately 52 minutes); 5"; polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips.; transferred to wav file and streaming file formats in 2014.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZT 5-560
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Added Author
Farlow, Lesley, interviewer.
Added Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Dance Audio Archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZTO 5-960
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