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- Gruen, John,
- 2 streaming files (approximately one hour and 36 minutes) : digital, stereo
- Interview with Patricia Neary conducted by John Gruen on May 30, 1975, as research for an article in Dance Magazine. The article, entitled Close-up: Patricia Neary, appeared in the September 1975 issue of Dance Magazine.
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- Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
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- Patrons may access streaming audio only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
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- The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part 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
- *MGZTC 3-379 (former)
Neary, Patricia, interviewee.
Interview with Patricia Neary, 1975.
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Patrons may access streaming audio only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Recorded by John Gruen 1975, May 30 New York (N.Y.)
Streaming file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Patricia Neary speaks with John Gruen about her background and how she became a member of New York City Ballet; some of her roles; her reasons for leaving New York City Ballet; her relationship with Balanchine; Robert Scevers and her brief time with the Harkness Ballet including her impression of Rebekah Harkness; evaluating her own dancing; leaving the Harkness Ballet and returning to work with Balanchine, including an anecdote about Balanchine and Rebekah Harkness; dancing and staging Balanchine's works at the Geneva Ballet [at the Grand Théâtre de Genève]; her time with the Stuttgart Ballet [Stuttgarter Ballett] including her impression of John Cranko [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].
Streaming file 2 (approximately 48 minutes). Patricia Neary continues to speak with John Gruen about the Stuttgart Ballet and John Cranko; staging Balanchine's work Agon for the Stuttgart Ballet and other companies in Germany; her experience as assistant director of the Berlin Ballet; staging Balanchine's ballets for various companies in Europe; how she came to be the director of the Geneva Ballet; the company and its repertoire; her long and warm relationship with John Cranko; more on the Geneva Ballet and her responsibilities as director; her work outside the company; her admiration for the dancers in New York City Ballet today; her pride in what she has accomplished and her gratitude to Balanchine.
The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part 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.
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Original format: one sound cassette (approximately one hour and 36 minutes); 1.875 ips.; transferred to wav file and streaming file formats in 2014.
- Local Note
For edited transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-379.
Former call number: *MGZTC 3-379
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Gruen, John, interviewer.
- Research Call Number
*MGZTC 3-379 (former)