Research Catalog

Interview with Violette Verdy and notes on an international dance festival at Rennes, France

Title
Interview with Violette Verdy and notes on an international dance festival at Rennes, France/ Walter Terry 1978
Author
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016
Publication
1978

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Details

Additional Authors
Terry, Walter
Description
Two streaming audio files (approximately one hour and 15 minutes): digital
Donor/Sponsor
Oral History Archive. Gift of Walter Terry.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Note
  • Interview with Violette Verdy conducted by Walter Terry in Paris, France; and Terry's self-recorded notes on an international dance festival in Rennes, France, on March 3 and 4, 1978. A third, unidentified person contributes a few remarks in the first part of the interview with Verdy.
  • Sound quality is good.
  • 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)
  • Walter Terry
Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-842
OCLC
80379685
Author
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Violette Verdy and notes on an international dance festival at Rennes, France/ Walter Terry 1978
Production
1978
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 Walter Terry 1976 Paris (France)
Summary
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 45 minutes). [The recording begins with a conversation among Violette Verdy, Walter Terry, and an unidentified third person.] Violette Verdy speaks with Walter Terry about casting in upcoming ballets at the Opéra de Paris ballet including roles for Patrick [Dupond?]; her job as director at the Opéra de Paris ballet including some key terms in her contract; the greatly-improved atmosphere at the company; managing dancers with problems; being given responsibility, for the first time, for the choreography for the Opéra Comique; her plans and hopes regarding upcoming repertory including the obstacles to commissioning new works; her thoughts on artist exchanges; her first choreographic work, for the Opéra Comique [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 30 minutes). Violette Verdy speaks with Walter Terry about teachers; plans regarding the Opéra Comique; discussion of various recent versions of Romeo and Juliet [the interview with Verdy ends at approximately 7:15 minutes]. Terry speaks about the dances he saw at an international festival in Rennes, France, including dances from Bali, Korea, Senegal, Egypt, and Turkey as well as his thoughts on what is meant by traditional in the context of folk dancing,
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 cassette (approximately one hour and 15 minutes); quarter-track; 1.875 ips; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgztco3842_v01f01_sc and myd_mgztco3842_v01f02_sc.
Local Note
Former class mark: *MGZTC 3-842
Source
Gift Walter Terry
Connect to:
Added Author
Terry, Walter, interviewer.
Added Title
Oral History Archive. Gift of Walter Terry.
Research Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-842
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