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Interview with Orrin Kayan [and] Interview with Patricia Klekovic [and] Interview with Larry Long, Dolores Lipinski, Orrin Kayan, and Patricia Klekovic [videorecording]

Title
Interview with Orrin Kayan [and] Interview with Patricia Klekovic [and] Interview with Larry Long, Dolores Lipinski, Orrin Kayan, and Patricia Klekovic [videorecording]
Publication
1985.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassettes 77-82Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
6 cassettes. 118 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Ruth Page Foundation.
Series Statement
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 77-82
Subjects
Note
  • Three interviews videotaped in Chicago, Illinois, on July 3, 1985, by Thea Flaum Productions. Interviewer: Thea Flaum. For transcripts of these interviews, see *MGYB (Page) 90-9600 Ruth Page Video Archives, 1990, p. 402-414 (Kayan), 415-425 (Klekovic), and 426-442 (group).
Contents
CONTENTS: Cassette 77 (approx. 19 min.): Interview with Kayan, who discusses company tours, his favorite roles, the ballets Combinations and Carmen, and his professional and personal interactions with Page. -- Cassette 78 (approx. 20 min.). Interview with Kayan, continued. He talks about Page's husband Tom Fisher, his and Page's retirement from performing, and his second career as a teacher, and relates an anecdote about working with Page in Spoleto. -- Cassette 79 (approx. 19 min.): Conclusion of interview with Kayan (first 4 1/2 min.). -- Interview with Klekovic (approx. 14 1/2 min.). Reminiscing about Page as choreographer and director, she describes the creation of Camille, and recalls a favorite role, Carmen. -- Cassette 80 (approx. 21 min.): Interview with Klekovic, continued. She describes the creation of Romeo and Juliet and Concertino pour trois, and recalls Page's performance in Susanna and the barber. Other topics include becoming a teacher upon her retirement from performing, her relationship with Page, and the lack of appreciation for Page's achievements. -- Cassette 81 (approx. 20 min.): Conclusion of interview with Klekovic (first 6 min.). Her reminiscences of Fisher. -- Interview with Long, Lipinski, Kayan, and Klekovic (approx. 14 min.): The four trade humorous anecdotes about performing and touring with Page's companies. Many concern mishaps incurred in various ballets and operas.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassettes 77-82
Title
Interview with Orrin Kayan [and] Interview with Patricia Klekovic [and] Interview with Larry Long, Dolores Lipinski, Orrin Kayan, and Patricia Klekovic [videorecording]
Imprint
1985.
Series
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 77-82
Summary
Unedited footage, recorded for the documentary Ruth Page: Once upon a dancer (1988). For the completed documentary, see: *MGZIA 4-1249 cassettte 129. In two separate interviews, dancers Orrin Kayan and Patricia Klekovic talk about their careers, with special reference to Ruth Page as choreographer, director, and person. The third "interview" is actually an informal conversation between Kayan, Klekovic, and two other former dancers, Dolores Lipinski and Larry Long.
Local Subject
Dance company tours.
Ballet -- Anecdotes.
Career changes.
Dancers -- Retirement.
Dance teachers.
Opera ballet.
Television. Interview with Orrin Kayan.
Television. Interview with Patricia Klekovic.
Television. Interview with Larry Long, Dolores Lipinski, Orrin Kayan, and Patricia Klekovic.
Added Author
Kayan, Orrin. Interviewee
Klekovic, Patricia. Interviewee
Long, Larry, 1936-2009. Interviewee
Lipinski, Dolores. Interviewee
Flaum, Thea. Producer. Interviewer
Added Title
Gift of Ruth Page Foundation.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassettes 77-82
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