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Interview with Peter Martins [sound recording].

Interview with Peter Martins [sound recording].
Martins, Peter, 1946-

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AudioUse in library *MGZTC 3-1967, Side BPerforming Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
Kaptzan, Kyra Lynn.
1 sound cassette (ca. 37 min.)
Oral History Archive.
Uniform Title
Ballet beat (Radio program)
  • Interview with Peter Martins conducted by Kyra Lynn Kaptzan on Mar. 18, 1980 for the radio program Ballet beat on WNYU-FM and broadcast on March 28, 1980.
  • The speakers' voices are clearly audible. The sound quality is fair, and the recording is marred by extraneous noise.
Call Number
*MGZTC 3-1967, Side B
Martins, Peter, 1946- interviewee.
Interview with Peter Martins [sound recording].
Side B (ca. 37 min.). Peter Martins speaks with Kyra Lynn Kaptzan about Twyla Tharp's choreographing of a ca. 3 min. long work for the television program Omnibus on CBS [Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.] to be performed by Martins, Lynn Swann, and Tharp; choreographing a work on ice for John Curry; Martins' feelings about his choreography, including Calcium light night and Sonate di Scarlatti; his working method; the making of a Danish documentary about Martins [Peter Martins: a dancer, produced by The Film Company, Copenhagen, and Danmarks Radio; directed by Jørgen Leth]; outline of his career, including the circumstances of his joining the New York City Ballet; his initial difficulty adjusting to life as a dancer in the U.S.; reasons he still occasionally performs in classic ballets such as Swan lake and Giselle; working with Misha [Mikhail Baryshnikov] on special productions, e.g., at the Hollywood Bowl; works in progress and recent works, including Eight easy pieces.
Local Note
Archive original: *MGTCO 3-1967, Side B
Local Subject
Audiotapes -- Martins, P.
Added Author
Kaptzan, Kyra Lynn. Interviewer
Added Title
Ballet beat (Radio program)
Oral History Archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZTC 3-1967, Side B [sound cassette]
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