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Interview with Alison Chase

Interview with Alison Chase [sound recording].
Chase, Alison.

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AudioSupervised use *MGZMT 3-2437 transcriptPerforming Arts Research Collections - Dance
disc3AudioUse in library *MGZTL 4-2437 disc3Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
discs 1-2AudioUse in library *MGZTL 4-2437 discs 1-2Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
Farlow, Lesley.
3 sound discs (ca. 96 min.) : digital; 4 3/4 in. +
  • Discs 1-2 (ca. 92 min.). Chase discusses her early experiences in dance, particularly the graduate program at UCLA [University of California, Los Angeles]; arriving to teach at Dartmouth with no prior teaching experience; the development of her first class there and the first performance of [Moses Pendleton's and Jonathan Wolken's work] Pilobolus; the influence of Murray Louis' positive response; performing opportunities that developed; expanding Pilobolus Dance Theatre to six collaborators; creating Ciona and other works that followed, including Mutsut and Untitled; responses to the first performance of Untitled including the aspect of nudity; consolidating the company and expanding to include other collaborators, administrators and performers; Martha Clarke's leaving the company and the replacement dancers and changes that resulted; the transition from the original Pilobolus as founding members left to do other projects and eventually returned to create work on new company members; the administrative challenges of running the company; her own trajectory and work including a piece for the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and other pieces on Pilobolus.
  • Disc 3 (ca. 4 min.). Chase continues to talk about newer works.
Alternative Title
  • Dance Oral History Project.
  • Dance Audio Archive.
  • Interview with Alison Chase conducted by Lesley Farlow in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 13, 2004.
  • For transcript see: *MGZMT 3-2437.
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  • Transcripts may not be photographed or reproduced without permission.
Call Number
*MGZTL 4-2437
Chase, Alison. Interviewee
Interview with Alison Chase [sound recording].
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Farlow, Lesley. Interviewer
Research Call Number
*MGZTL 4-2437 [sound discs]
*MGZMT 3-2437 [transcript]
*MGZTL 4-2437
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