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Interview with Joe Nash

Title
Interview with Joe Nash [sound recording].
Author
Nash, Joe, 1919-2005.
Publication
1999.

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AudioSupervised use *MGZMT 3-2294 (transcript)Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
reel 1AudioUse in library *MGZTC 3-2294 (sound cassette) reel 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
reel 2AudioUse in library *MGZTC 3-2294 [sound cassette] reel 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
2 sound cassettes (ca. 150 min.) +
Alternative Title
  • Dance Oral History Project.
  • Dance Audio Archive.
Subjects
Note
  • 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
Author
Nash, Joe, 1919-2005. Interviewee
Title
Interview with Joe Nash [sound recording].
Imprint
1999.
Summary
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]
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