Interview with Miguel Terekhov,

Title
Interview with Miguel Terekhov, 1979.
Author
Terekhov, Miguel,
Publication
1979.
Electronic Resource

Details

Additional Authors
Bowers, Theresa,
Description
2 streaming audio files (approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes): digital
Alternative Title
  • Dance Audio Archive.
  • Dance Oral History Project.
Genre/Form
  • Oral histories.
  • Sound recordings.
Note
  • For transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 5-913.
  • Interview with Miguel Terekhov conducted on March 31,1979, by Theresa Bowers in New York (N.Y.) for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division's Dance Oral History Project, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
  • Sound quality is good overall.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Access (note)
  • Access only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
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 5-913
Author
Terekhov, Miguel, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Miguel Terekhov, 1979.
Imprint
1979.
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
Type of Carrier
online resource
Summary
Streaming file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). Miguel Terekhov speaks with Theresa Bowers about his early training in Montevideo, Uruguay including an anecdote about his father's past as a ballet dancer; his time with the Original Ballet Russe of Colonel de Basil [also known as Ballets russes du Col. W. de Basil] including some of his first roles; learning Russian on the road; leaving the company after five years just before the European tour; getting by on very low pay; his impressions of Col. W. de Basil; the United States tour including an anecdote about Andre Eglevsky and a pirouette competition; seeing performances by other companies in New York; David Lichine; Alicia Markova including an anecdote about his parodying her style; John Taras; the company's repertoire; performing in South America after leaving the Ballet russes du Col. de Basil [ends abruptly but continues directly on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming file 2 (approximately 43 minutes). Miguel Terekhov speaks with Theresa Bowers about dancing in South America after leaving the Ballets russes du Col. de Basil; the circumstances of his joining the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; Sergei Denham; his approach to the role of Coppelius; other roles; Leonide Massine including his restaging of Harold in Italy for the company; his wife, Yvonne Chouteau; a couple of anecdotes about Alexandra Danilova; leaving Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo after his and Chouteau's first child was born; how they came to live and work in Oklahoma including Chouteau's and her family's ties to the area; how he would describe himself as a dancer; working with Fernando Bujones; his choreography including a ballet based on the cartoon strip Tumbleweeds.
Restricted Access
Access only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Event
Recorded by Theresa Bowers for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1979, March 31 New York (N.Y.)
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 35 minutes); polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips; 5 in.; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgzto5913_v01f01p01_sc and myd_mgzto5913_v01f01p02_sc.
Local Note
Open as of the death of the oral author, January 3, 2012.
Connect to:
Added Author
Bowers, Theresa, interviewer.
Added Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Dance Audio Archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZTO 5-913
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