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Interview with Jerome Robbins.

Title
Interview with Jerome Robbins. May 12, 1980 [sound recording]
Author
Robbins, Jerome
Publication
1980.

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AudioPermit needed *MGZTL 4-3084 JRCPerforming Arts Research Collections - Dance
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Additional Authors
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997
Description
1 sound disc (ca. 32 min.) : digital; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Jerome Robbins Collection
Uniform Title
Live from Studio 8H.
Alternative Title
Dance Audio Archive.
Subjects
Note
  • Interview conducted by Brendan Gill on May 12, 1980.
Access (note)
  • Permission required.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Source (note)
  • WNET/13,
Biography (note)
  • On July 2, 1980, WNBC-TV telecast the second program in its series, Live from studio 8H, entitled An evening of Jerome Robbins' ballets. The program was produced by Alvin Cooperman and Judith De Paul. It featured five of Robbins' ballets performed by members of the New York City Ballet.
Call Number
*MGZTL 4-3084 JRC
Author
Robbins, Jerome, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Jerome Robbins. May 12, 1980 [sound recording]
Imprint
1980.
Series
Jerome Robbins Collection
Access
Permission required.
Summary
[Begins abruptly.] In an interview conducted for the television program, An evening of Jerome Robbins' ballets, interviewer Brendan Gill begins by discussing the format and content of the program. Robbins comments on the esthetics of dance as seen on television; the influence of dance on contemporary athletes; his use of videotape; how dancing will be portrayed on the program; the narrative quality of dance; the critical analysis of dance; the creation of dance in comparison with music; George Balanchine's choreography; the preservation of choreography and the loss of such ballets as Swan lake and Giselle. Robbins compares his recent revival of Fancy free (1944) at New York City Ballet with American Ballet Theatre's version; the relationship of dance to music and the choreography of his ballet Moves (1959) without music; the creation of the musical score in relation to the choreographic process and his use of commissioned scores; Balanchine's work with composer Igor Stravinsky; the effect of dance on the perception of musical duration; his concerns about the effect of commercial interruptions on his work and his interest in doing a program for network television [ends abruptly].
Funding
Preservation made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Local Note
For transcript see *MGZMT 3-3084 JRC. The transcript was created by WNET/13 in connection with the documentary: Jerome Robbins: Something to dance about.
Title on container (handwritten): Brendan Gill-JR 5/12/80.
Archival transcript: *MGZMTO 3-3084 JRC.
For videorecording of the television program, An evening of Jerome Robbins' ballets, see *MGZIA 4-36.
Biography
On July 2, 1980, WNBC-TV telecast the second program in its series, Live from studio 8H, entitled An evening of Jerome Robbins' ballets. The program was produced by Alvin Cooperman and Judith De Paul. It featured five of Robbins' ballets performed by members of the New York City Ballet.
Local Note
Archive original: *MGZTCO 3-3084 JRC
Preservation master: *MGZTP 10-3084 JRC
Dubbing master: *MGZTD 4-3084 JRC
Source
Transcript Gift; WNET/13, 2008. NN-PD
Local Subject
Audiotapes -- Robbins, J.
Ballet in television. Evening of Jerome Robbins' ballets.
Added Author
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997, interviewer.
Added Title
Live from Studio 8H.
Dance Audio Archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZTL 4-3084 JRC
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