- Additional Authors
- Conway, Peter, 1929 July 18-
- 2 streaming audio files (approximately 3 hours and 14 minutes): digital
- Streaming audio file 1, January 17, 1979 (approximately one hour and 37 minutes). Fred Danieli speaks with Peter Conway about his family background and early dance training including why he changed his name to Fred from Alfredo; his experience in the U.S. Army where he preformed in Irving Berlin's show This is the army; studying at the newly-established School of American Ballet; Erik Hawkins; the lack of uniformity in the body types and personalities of the dancers in Ballet Caravan; more on his training at the School of American Ballet including his impressions of Pierre Vladimiroff; his experience dancing in the musical comedy On your toes; joining American Ballet Caravan; George Balanchine and some of his early works including John Martin's comments on Serenade; more on Vladimiroff; Muriel Stuart; Balanchine as a flag-bearer for American ballet dancers; his impressions of Michael [Mikhail] Mordkin; Anatole Oboukhoff; more on Mordkin; more on On your toes including how he came to be cast and Tamara Geva's strip-tease; his brief tour with Mikhail Mordkin including his impressions of Lucia Chase; Paul Hakon; various aspects of his early career as a dancer including his impressions of Dolores (Dody) Goodman; his experience at Camp Taminent, in the summer of 1939, including his choreographing for Imogene Coca; his thoughts on the dancers and repertoire of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
- Streaming audio file 2 , January 23, 1979 (approximately one hour and 37 minutes). Fred Danieli speaks with Peter Conway about Ballet Caravan and its dancers; life on tour; the repertoire including Erik Hawkin's Show piece; his memories of Erik Hawkins; Eugene Loring; Lew Christensen; other ballets in the Ballet Caravan repertoire including Lew Christensen's ballet Filling station; William Dollar's Air and variations; Lew Christensen's Charade; Eugene Loring's City portrait; William Dollar's ballet A thousand times neigh, performed at the New York World's Fair of 1939-1940; William Dollar as a dancer; his hip replacement.
- Alternative Title
- Dance Oral History Project.
- Sound recordings.
- Oral histories.
- For transcript of interviews see *MGZMT 5-735.
- Interview with Fred Danieli conducted by Peter Conway in New York (N.Y.) as part of the Oral History Project of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on January 17 and 23, 1979. Part 2 (January 30 and February 6, 1979) and Part 3 (March 1 and April 20, 1979) are cataloged separately.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Sound quality is good.
- Access (note)
- Access 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 5-735
Danieli, Fred, interviewee.
Interview with Fred Danieli. Part 1 of 3: January 17 and 23 [sound recording] 1979
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- Restricted Access
Access only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
Recorded by Peter Conway 1979, January 17 and 23 New York (N.Y.)
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 3 hours and 14 minutes); polyester; half-track; 1 7/8 ips; 5 in.; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgzto5735_v01f01_sc and myd_mgzto5735_v01f02_sc.
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Conway, Peter, 1929 July 18- interviewer.
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