- Additional Authors
- 2 sound cassettes (ca. 150 min.) +
- Alternative Title
- Dance Oral History Project.
- Dance Audio Archive.
- For transcript, see *MGZMT 3-2294.
- Interviewed by Wendy Perron on Nov. 9 & 11, 1999, at The Interchurch Center in New York City.
- Access (note)
- Photography of the transcript permitted for research purposes only.
- Call Number
- *MGZMT 3-2294
Nash, Joe, 1919-2005. Interviewee
Interview with Joe Nash [sound recording].
Cassette 1. 90 min. Mr. Nash discusses growing up; his interest in the arts in general and dance in particular; studying with Katherine Dunham and members of her company including Syvilla Fort; other dancers; the critical climate of the period; auditioning for Helen Tamiris' Show Boat; studying various techniques under the auspices of the American Theater Wing; working with Pearl Primus; taking class with Doris Humphrey; the first examples of racial integration in dance; his decision to stop dancing; his susequent work documenting the history of black dance; studying with Charles Weidman; Eleo Pomare and the tradition of modern dance as social protest; the particular challenges faced by black artists doing this type of work.
Cassette 2. 60 min. Mr. Nash discusses his ongoing interest in vernacular dance; research that he would like to do; racism in dance; his choreography.
- Local Note
Preservation master tape: *MGZTC0 3-2294.
Dubbing master: *MGZTD 10-2294.
Archival transcript: *MGZMTO 3-2294.
- Restricted Access
Photography of the transcript permitted for research purposes only.
- Local Subject
Audiotapes -- Nash, J.
- Added Author
Nash, Joe. Interviewee
Perron, Wendy. Interviewer
- Added Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Dance Audio Archive.
- Research Call Number
*MGZMT 3-2294 [Transcript]
*MGZTC 3-2294 [Cassette]