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Interview with Julie Kent: Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project

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Statement of Responsibility: Interviewer, Rose Anne Thom.

Interview with Julie Kent conducted by Rose Anne Thom on Oct. 26, 2011 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City, as part of the Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project.

Creation/production credits : Video production and post-production, François Bernadi.

Performers : Interviewee, Julie Kent.

Venue : Videotaped at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Oct. 26, 2011.

Funding : The recording of this interview was made possible by a gift from Anne H. Bass.

System details: Streaming video.
Names
(creator) (Interviewee) Kent, Julie
(Interviewer) Thom, Rose Anne
(Funder) Bass, Anne H.
(Videographer) Bernadi, François
Collection

Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 2011
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7022
Shelf locator: *MGZMT 3-7022
Topics
Ballet dancers
Ballet -- Study and teaching
Audiotapes -- Kent, J.
Physical Description
Form: Electronic resource ( Gmd )
Form: 1 streaming video file (85 min.)
Form: Sd., col. +
Extent: Transcript (41 leaves)
Description
Julie Kent, principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre (ABT), is interviewed by Rose Anne Thom. Kent speaks about her early training with Hortensia Fonseca; her interest in the narrative aspect of ballet; her early corps de ballet roles at ABT, particularly in The sleeping beauty; how she interprets roles in ballets, and the relationship between technique and the dramatic aspects of dance; how she was influenced by other dancers, by her husband Victor Barbee, and by her coach Georgina Parkinson; her relationships with three directors of ABT, namely Jane Hermann, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Kevin McKenzie, and with her partners; the experience of dancing in contemporary ballets, including works by Antony Tudor and Merce Cunningham; having works choreographed on her, including Lar Lubovitch's Othello; how her interpretations of roles have changed over the course of her career; and how having children has affected her career.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b19563120
UUID: 38863c40-f874-0130-27b2-3c075448cc4b

Item timeline of events

  • 2011: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2014: Found by you!
  • 2015

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2011. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3964b8c0-f874-0130-cb8d-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 19, 2014. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3964b8c0-f874-0130-cb8d-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2011). Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3964b8c0-f874-0130-cb8d-3c075448cc4b

Wikipedia Citation

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Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project