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Interview with Kenneth Johnson [videorecording]

Title
Interview with Kenneth Johnson [videorecording]
Publication
1987.

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cassette 64Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 64Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 65Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 65Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 66Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 66Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 67Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 67Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 68Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 68Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
5 cassettes. 97 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Ruth Page Foundation.
Series Statement
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 64-68
Subjects
Note
  • Videotaped in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 3, 1987, by Thea Flaum Productions. Interviewer: Thea Flaum. For a transcript of this interview, see *MGYB (Page) 90-9600 Ruth Page Video Archives, 1990, p. 342-367.
Contents
CONTENTS: Cassette 64 (approx. 20 min.): He recalls partnering Page in The merry widow and Helen Garritty's Living pictures, and describes her performances in Beethoven sonata and as Azucena in Revenge. Discussion of his partnership with Klekovic. -- Cassette 65 (approx. 18 min.): Anecdotes about Page as teacher and choreographer; description of Fisher. Anecdotes about company tours. -- Cassette 66 (approx. 19 min.): Continues anecdotes about tours. Description of Bentley Stone. He recalls Page's work with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. -- Cassette 67 (20 min.): Description of Page's personal qualities. He relates how he began to dance at the age of 19. -- Cassette 68 (approx. 19 min.): Evaluation of Page's choreography, especially her introduction of topicality to American ballet.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassettes 64-68
Title
Interview with Kenneth Johnson [videorecording]
Imprint
1987.
Series
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 64-68
Summary
Unedited footage, recorded for the documentary Ruth Page: Once upon a dancer (1988). For the completed documentary, see: *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 129. Kenneth Johnson, who danced in Ruth Page's companies beginning in the 1950s, draws upon his personal experience and observations to create a portrait of her as dancer, choreographer, director, and private person. He also describes many of her associates and company members, among them her husband Tom Fisher, Bentley Stone, Patricia Klekovic, and others.
Local Subject
Television. Interview with Kenneth Johnson.
Dance company tours.
Ballet -- Anecdotes.
Added Author
Johnson, Kenneth. Interviewee
Flaum, Thea. Producer. Interviewer
Added Title
Gift of Ruth Page Foundation.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassettes 64-68
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