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Interview with Dana Reitz.

Title
Interview with Dana Reitz. June 22 and June 23, 2011, 2011.
Author
Reitz, Dana
Publication
2011

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Additional Authors
Rudner, Sara
Description
4 compact discs (approximately three hours and 42 minutes ) : digital; 4 3/4 in. +
Alternative Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Subjects
Note
  • Interview with Dana Reitz conducted by Sara Rudner on June 22 and 23, 2011 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City as part of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division's Oral History Project.
  • The volume in discs 3 and 4 is low.
Access (note)
  • Permission required for transcript. Audio is open.
  • Transcripts may not be photographed or reproduced without permission.
Funding (note)
  • This interview was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Call Number
*MGZTL 4-2877
OCLC
847688694
Author
Reitz, Dana, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Dana Reitz. June 22 and June 23, 2011, 2011.
Production
2011
Type of Content
text
spoken word
Type of Medium
unmediated
audio
Type of Carrier
audio disc
volume
Access
Permission required for transcript. Audio is open.
Event
Recorded by Sara Rudner 2011, June 22 and 23 New York, New York.
Summary
Disc 1, June 22, 2011 (approximately one hour and one minute). Dana Reitz speaks with Sara Rudner about her family background and early childhood; studying various musical instruments; her education; studying in Japan and the influence of that experience; exploring and studying dance to find the aspects that personally resonated; taking class with Alfredo Corvino; moving to New York City; significant experiences during this period including working with Twyla Tharp and seeing Meredith Monk perform.
Disc 2, June 22, 2011 (approximately 50 minutes). Dana Reitz continues to speak with Sara Rudner about her work with Twyla Tharp; working with Laura Dean; touring in Europe; living in Munich during the 1972 Munich Olympics and the impact it had on her; her hiatus from dancing and considering whether to undertake medical training; her decision to return to dance and create her own work; being injured and the impact of this on the developing of her own movement vocabulary; other creative influences during this period including Elaine Summers; tai chi, drawing, and jazz music; working with Robert Wilson and Philip Glass on Einstein on the beach; touring with the original production and performers including Andy DeGroat and Lucinda Childs; working with Malcolm Goldstein on her piece Between 2; her developing ideas about the creation of group works.
Disc 3, June 23, 2011 (approximately 40 minutes). [Volume is low.] Dana Reitz speaks with Sara Rudner about working with filmmaker David Geary; her works Journey: moves 1 through 7 and Journey [for two sides]: solo dance duet; key developments in her creative process; her works Phrase collection and Field papers (performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music); her choice to work in silence; her musical education and relationship to music; her diverse movement vocabulary.
Disc 4, June 23, 2011 (approximately one hour and 10 minutes). [Volume is low.] Dana Reitz speaks with Sara Rudner about her friendship with Edwin Denby and his influence on her; Solo in silence, her first collaboration with lighting designer Jennifer Tipton; Steps I, II, and III; Suspect terrain, a collaborative work [with Laurie Booth, Polly Motley, and Steve Paxton]; the creation of the collaborative work [Reitz, Jennifer Tipton, and Sara Rudner] Necessary weather and exploring the impact of light and color and their interaction with movement; the relationship between audience and dancer; Mikhail Baryshnikov and his request that she make a solo for him including their process in creating Unspoken territory; touring with Baryshnikov; creating a duet for Baryshnikov and Bandō Tamasaburō V; thoughts on creating work for others; her attention to detail.
Funding
This interview was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Restricted Access
Transcripts may not be photographed or reproduced without permission.
Added Author
Rudner, Sara, interviewer.
Added Title
Dance Oral History Project.
Research Call Number
*MGZTL 4-2877
*MGZMT 3-2877
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