Research Catalog

Interview with Dan Wagoner

Title
Interview with Dan Wagoner, 1978
Author
Wagoner, Dan
Publication
1978

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Details

Additional Authors
Tobias, Tobi
Description
9 streaming audio files (approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes): digital
Alternative Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Interviews (Sound recordings)
  • Oral histories.
Note
  • For transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-971.
  • Interview with Dan Wagoner conducted byTobi Tobias on October 17 and November 16 and 28, in New York City, for the Oral History Project of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Sound quality ranges from fair to good. On streaming audio files 1-4, the voice of Tobi Tobias, the interviewer, is often so soft as to be unintelligible; the voice of Dan Wagoner, the interviewee, is also soft but usually intelligible. Their voices are normal volume in streaming audio files 5-9.
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.
Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-971
OCLC
78652414
Author
Wagoner, Dan, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Dan Wagoner, 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 for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1978 New York (New York)
Summary
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 31 minutes) and streaming audio file 2 (approximately 33 minutes). October 17, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about his childhood; his family, in particular his father; being drawn to dancing and performing; using notation and video for dance reconstructions; the excitement of the New York dance world.
Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 33 minutes) and streaming audio file 4 (approximately 5 minutes). October 17, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about dancing in the Martha Graham Dance Company; Martha Graham as a person and as a performer.
Streaming audio file 5 (approximately 47 minutes) and streaming audio file 6 (approximately 47 minutes). November 16, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about the vulnerability of performing; the cultural ideal of a dancer; working with Merce Cunningham and his company [Merce Cunningham Dance Company]; the aging process in a dancer; leaving the Graham company to dance with Paul Taylor and his company [Paul Taylor Dance Company]; his various roles in the Graham repertory.
Streaming audio file 7 (approximately 46 minutes) and streaming audio file 8 (approximately 47 minutes). November 16 and 28, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about Paul Taylor's choreographic methods; Taylor's work Aureole; lecture-demonstrations and teaching master classes; leaving Paul Taylor's company to create his own work; his approach to choreography.
Streaming audio file 9 (approximately 31 minutes). November 28, 1978. Dan Wagoner speaks with Tobi Tobias about Dan Wagoner and Dancers; teaching technique; the movement vocabulary of ballet.
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: five sound cassettes (approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes); quarter-track; 1.875 ips; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgztco3971_v01f01_sc, myd_mgztco3971_v01f02_sc, myd_mgztco3971_v02f01_sc, myd_mgztco3971_v02f02_sc, myd_mgztco3971_v03f01_sc, myd_mgztco3971_v03f02_sc, myd_mgztco3971_v04f01_sc, myd_mgztco3971_v04f02_sc, and myd_mgztco3971_v05f01_sc.
Local Note
Former class mark: *MGZTC 3-971
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Added Author
Tobias, Tobi, interviewer.
Added Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Research Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-971
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