Research Catalog

Interview with Raven Wilkinson,

Title
Interview with Raven Wilkinson, 1977
Author
Wilkinson, Raven,
Publication
1977.
Electronic Resource

Details

Additional Authors
Anderson, Jack, 1935-
Description
2 streaming audio files (approximately 1 hour and 31 minutes): digital
Donor/Sponsor
National Initiative to Preserve American Dance.
Alternative Title
Dance Audio Archive
Subjects
Genre/Form
Sound recordings.
Note
  • Interview with Raven Wilkinson conducted by Jack Anderson on July 5, 1977, probably in New York City. There is a second, unidentified person present who also participates in the interview.
  • Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by extraneous noise.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Access (note)
  • Access only on site at the New York Public Library research libraries.
Funding (note)
  • The processing 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 7-801
Author
Wilkinson, Raven, intervewee.
Title
Interview with Raven Wilkinson, 1977
Imprint
1977.
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
Type of Carrier
online resource
Summary
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). Raven Wilkinson speaks with Jack Anderson about her dance training as a child and adolescent; joining the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; company members who helped her including Alexandra Danilova; some of her roles; Alicia Alonso and her coaching of the corps de ballet in dramatic technique; anecdotes about Alicia Alonso and various performances; the strong company spirit at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; touring with the company in the southern United States [ends abruptly but continues directly on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 39 minutes). Raven Wilkinson speaks with Jack Anderson about touring in the southern United States and the racism she faced as an African-American including the threat of violence; Sergei Denham's response to the racism she encountered and his reproaches when she left the company; Nina Novak; the departure of various dancers.
Restricted Access
Access only on site at the New York Public Library research libraries.
Event
Recorded by Jack Anderson July 5, 1977
Funding
The processing 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 1 hour and 31 minutes); polyester; half-track; 3.75 ips; 7 in.; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgzto7801_v01f02p01_sc and myd_mgzto7801_v01f02p02_sc.
Local Note
Preservation funded by the National Initiative to Preserve American Dance.
Archival original: *MGZTO 7-801 [side 2]; 3 3/4 in. per sec.; 7 in. reel.
Dubbing master: *MGZTD 10-801; 7 1/2 in. per sec.; 10 in. reel; polyester.
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Added Author
Anderson, Jack, 1935- interviewer.
Added Title
Dance Audio Archive
National Initiative to Preserve American Dance.
Research Call Number
*MGZTO 7-801
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