- Additional Authors
- Maroth, Frederick J.
- Two streaming audio files (approximately one hour and 23 minutes): digital
- Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes; however the approximate final six minutes consists of recorded music and an unrelated interview). Anton Dolin speaks about the four choreographers he worked most closely with during his time with Serge Diaghilev and the Ballets russes: Bronislava Nijinska and her ballet Le train bleu; Michel Fokine and his experience with Fokine's ballets Le spectre de la rose and Bluebeard; Leonide Massine and his ballet Zéphire et Flore; George Balanchine and his ballets Le bal and The prodigal son; more on Nijinska and Le train bleu; Massine's ballet Parade and its revival by the Joffrey Ballet; Frederick Ashton and the Royal Ballet's revival of Nijinska's ballets Les biches and Les noces; Nijinska as a dancer including an anecdote about her substituting for Stanislas Idzikowski; Marie Rambert as a dancer; Conversations, the one-man biographical play about Diaghilev; some of the many artists with whom Diaghilev collaborated; an anecdote about his final performance in Le train bleu and Jean Cocteau; Diaghilev's personality including how inaccurately he is portrayed in the Off-Broadway play Chinchilla; [interview ends at approximately 40 minutes; the remainder of streaming audio file 1 consists of recorded music and an unrelated interview].
- Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 37 minutes). Anton Dolin speaks about Olga Spessivtseva including his first dancing with her as members of the Camargo Society; her Giselle as the greatest he has ever seen; briefly, Vera Nemchinova; Tamara Karsavina including an anecdote about her, Anna Pavlova and Diaghilev; the value placed on acting and personality in the Ballets russes compared with the emphasis on technique today; Diaghilev's artistic circle; his farewell at the end of the Ballets russes' final season.
- Oral History Archive. Gift of Frederick J. Maroth.
- Interviews (Sound recordings)
- Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
- Nijinska, Bronislava, 1891-1972
- Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979
- Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942
- Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983 > Interviews
- Ballets russes
- Sound recordings.
- Interview with Anton Dolin recorded on July 3, 1979 at Dolin's home in London, England, as background for a documentary on Serge Diaghilev by Frederick J. Maroth. There are two interviewers, Maroth and a second, who is unidentified but may be Elena Auric.
- Sound quality is excellent in the case of the interviewee, Anton Dolin, is excellent, but poor in the case of the interviewers. The recording contains occasional extraneous noise and interruptions.
- 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.
- Source (note)
- Call Number
- *MGZTC 3-571
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983, interviewee.
Interview with Anton Dolin, 1979
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- Restricted Access
Patrons may access streaming audio only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Recorded by Frederick J. Maroth 1979, July 3 London (England)
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 23 minutes); transferred to wav file and streaming file format (myd_mgztco3571_v01f01_sc and myd_mgztco3571_v01f02_sc) in 2015.
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Former call number: *MGZTC 3-571
Gift Frederick J. Maroth
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Maroth, Frederick J., interviewer.
- Added Title
Oral History Archive. Gift of Frederick J. Maroth.
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