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Interview with Paul Sutherland

Title
Interview with Paul Sutherland, 1979
Author
Sutherland, Paul, 1935-
Publication
1979

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Details

Additional Authors
Hunt-Nishi, Marilyn
Description
24 streaming audio files (approximately 18 hours): digital
Alternative Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Note
  • For transcript of interviews, see *MGZMT 3-706.
  • Interview with Paul Sutherland conducted by Marilyn Hunt on January 24, 25, and 26, and on April 9, 11, 12, 16, 24, and 26, 1979, for the Oral History Project of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, in New York (N.Y.).
  • 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 3-706
OCLC
82341750
Author
Sutherland, Paul, 1935- interviewee.
Title
Interview with Paul Sutherland, 1979
Production
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 by Marilyn Hunt 1979, January 24 - April 26 New York (N.Y.)
Summary
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 48 minutes) and streaming audio file 2 (approximately 44 minutes), January 24, 1979. [Begins abruptly.] Paul Sutherland speaks with Marilyn Hunt about his job as ballet master with the Joffrey Ballet; training with William Dollar; Rebekah Harkness; the first Joffrey ballet company; American Ballet Theatre; Lucia Chase; his own philosophy of life.
Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 48 minutes) and streaming audio file 4 (approximately 48 minutes), January 25, 1979. Paul Sutherland discusses Antony Tudor as a teacher and choreographer; Interplay (Robbins); La fille mal gardée (Nault); Reflections (Arpino); Maximilian Zomosa; and Eliot Feld.
Streaming audio file 5 (approximately 47 minutes) and streaming audio file 6 (approximately 47 minutes), January 25 and 26, 1979. Paul Sutherland continues to speak about Eliot Feld; As time goes by (Tharp); Leonide Massine; Petrouchka (Fokine); and Erik Bruhn.
Streaming audio file 7 (approximately 48 minutes) and streaming audio file 8 (approximately 48 minutes), January 26 and April 9, 1979. Paul Sutherland speaks about the difficult transition dancers face when they stop dancing; his family's attitude towards his career; joining American Ballet Theatre; Lucia Chase; Miss Julie (Cullberg).
Streaming audio file 9 ( 48 minutes) and streaming audio file 10 (38 minutes), April 9, 1979. Paul Sutherland speaks further about Miss Julie; Fancy free (Robbins); dancers' response to criticism; Petrouchka; more about the job of ballet master.
Streaming audio file 11 (approximately 48 minutes) and streaming audio file 12 (approximately 40 minutes), April 11, 1979. Paul Sutherland speaks about the early years of the Joffrey Ballet; American Ballet Theatre's 1960 Russian tour; other Russian tours; taking class with Aleksandr Pushkin.
Streaming audio file 13 (approximately 47 minutes) and streaming audio file 14 (approximately 47 minutes), April 12, 1979. Paul Sutherland speaks about Aleksandr Pushkin's class; the Soviet technique and system of training; Robert Joffrey; Stanley Williams.
Streaming audio file 15 (approximately 46 minutes) and streaming audio file 16 (approximately 46 minutes), April 12 and 16, 1979. Paul Sutherland speaks about the Harkness Ballet; Gerald Arpino; Konservatoriet (Bournonville); various roles with American Ballet Theatre.
Streaming audio file 17 (approximately 48 minutes) and streaming audio file 18 (approximately 48 minutes), April 16 and 24, 1979. Paul Sutherland speaks about La sylphide; American Ballet Theatre's 1966 Russian tour; the Harkness Ballet; Lawrence Rhodes; Benjamin Harkavy; partnering; the break-up of the Harkness Ballet.
Streaming audio file 19 (approximately 47 minutes) and streaming audio file 20 (approximately 45 minutes), April 24, 1979. Paul Sutherland speaks about his role as ballet master; Pineapple poll (Cranko); Robert Joffrey; the attitudes of today's dancers.
Streaming audio file 21 (approximately 47 minutes) and streaming audio file 22 (approximately 47 minutes), April 26, 1979. Paul Sutherland speaks about setting a ballet on a company; Frederick Ashton's ballets; Anthony Dowell; conducting rehearsals; the Joffrey Ballet's 1971 tour of England and 1974 Russian tour
Streaming audio file 23 (approximately 48 minutes) and streaming audio file 24 (approximately 8 minutes), April 26, 1979. Paul Sutherland speaks about the problems of touring in politically volatile countries.
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: twelve sound cassettes (approximately 18 hours); quarter-track; 1.875 ips; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgztco3706_v01f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v01f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v02f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v02f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v03f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v03f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v04f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v04f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v05f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v05f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v06f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v06f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v07f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v07f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v08f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v08f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v09f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v09f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v10f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v10f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v11f01_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v11f02_sc, myd_mgztco3706_v12f01_sc, and myd_mgztco3706_v12f02_sc.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZTC 3-706
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Added Author
Hunt-Nishi, Marilyn, interviewer.
Added Title
Dance Oral History Project.
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