Interview with William Bales and Jane Dudley.

Title
Interview with William Bales and Jane Dudley. March 7, 1977.
Author
Bales, William, 1910-1990
Publication
1977.
Electronic Resource

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Description
2 streaming files (approximately two hours and 22 minutes) : digital, stereo
Alternative Title
  • Dance Oral History Project
  • Dance Audio Archive
Note
  • Interview with William Bales and Jane Dudley conducted by Tobi Tobias on March 7, 1977, in New York City for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division Dance Oral History Project.
  • For transcript see: *MGZMT 5-909.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Sound quality is fair. There is extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Access (note)
  • Patrons may access streaming audio only on site at NYPL Research Libraries.
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 5-909
OCLC
82878117
Author
Bales, William, 1910-1990, interviewee.
Title
Interview with William Bales and Jane Dudley. March 7, 1977.
Imprint
1977.
Playing Time
013726 004452
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 NYPL Research Libraries.
Event
Recorded for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts March 7, 1977 New York (N.Y.)
Summary
Streaming file 1 (approximately one hour and 38 minutes). Jane Dudley and William Bales speak about the start of the Dudley-Maslow-Bales Trio including the role Louis Horst played in bringing Dudley, Bales, and Sophie Maslow together; Bales' work Es mujer; their choice of themes as a reflection of their political views; how they [Dudley, Bales and Maslow] worked together on a dance; summers at Bennington College including the intellectual and artistic environment and the leadership of Robert Devore Leigh; the beauty of the physical environment; Barbara Morgan; using photographs to reconstruct a work; John Martin and his role as a champion of modern dance; Dudley's leaving and rejoining Martha Graham's company; Bales' changing views of Graham technique and Humphrey-Weidman technique including an anecdote about Doris Humphrey; more on summers at Bennington College including the artistic exchange and the atmosphere of asceticism; more on the Dudley-Maslow-Bales Trio including their touring of the college circuit [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].
Streaming file 2 (approximately 45 minutes). Jane Dudley and William Bales continue to speak with Tobi Tobias about the Dudley-Maslow-Bales Trio's touring of the college circuit; Bales' participation in a performance of Monteverdi's Clorinda [Claudio Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda]; more on touring; the end of their extensive touring after the births, respectively, of Sophie Maslow's and Jane Dudley's children; Maslow's work Folksay, Woody Guthrie and his wife Marjorie Guthrie; the Trio's artistic vision and use of American folk material; the criticism that their work was entertainment rather than "Art;" their summers at New London [at Connecticut College]; Dudley's performing of the role of Mother Courage.
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 reel (approximately two hours and 22 minutes); 5"; polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips.; transferred to wav file and streaming file formats in 2014.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZT 5-909
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Added Author
Tobias, Tobi, interviewer.
Bales, William, 1910-1990, interviewee.
Dudley, Jane, interviewee.
Added Title
Dance Oral History Project
Dance Audio Archive
Research Call Number
*MGZTO 5-909
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