Interview with Francesca Corkle, 1976

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Interview with Francesca Corkle, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Corkle, Francesca (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-12-26
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-631 Side B
Corkle, Francesca
Joffrey Ballet
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN, New York 1976, December 26 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: 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.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 54 min.)
Sound quality is excellent.
Interview with Francesca Corkle conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on December 26, 1976 by radio station WNCN, New York on its series The sound of dance. Streaming audio file (approximately 54 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] John Gruen and Francesca Corkle speak about the Joffrey Ballet's upcoming season [a recording of The Moor's room, from the music by Igor Stravinsky for the ballet Petrouchka, is played]; [commercial announcements]; Corkle speaks about her early training and career including her dancing as a child in Seattle for the Joffrey Ballet and the New York City Ballet; auditioning for Gerd Larsen for the Royal Ballet school; her continuing effort to develop herself as a artist; her experience as a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet including her debut as the substitute for an injured male dancer in Gerald Arpino's Viva Vivaldi!; the company's repertoire; the recent turn-over in the Joffrey Ballet's members [a recording of an excerpt from Felix Mendelssohn's work A midsummer night's dream used in Frederick Ashton's ballet The dream, is played]; Corkle speaks about dancers who left and her decision to stay; her difficulty with her role as an opera singer in Antony Tudor's Offenbach in the underworld; her goals; closing remarks [final approximate 10 minutes consist of commercial announcements, news, and music].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 78238388
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118450
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1d9df100-c27c-0135-4b5a-5fd141143b39
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Francesca Corkle" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Francesca Corkle" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 2, 2024.

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Interview with Francesca Corkle