Interview with Serge Lido and Irène Lidova, 1976

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Title
Interview with Serge Lido and Irène Lidova, 1976
Names
Lido, Serge (Interviewee)
Lidova, Irène (Interviewee)
Wentink, Andrew Mark (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-07-24
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-1849
Topics
Lidova, Irène
Lido, Serge
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011
Mišković, Milorad, 1928-2013
Limón, José
Graham, Martha
Ballets des Champs-Elysées
Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo
Ballet des Etoiles de Paris
Forains (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
Ballet -- France -- 20th century
Dance photography
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Interview with Serge Lido and Irène Lidova conducted by Andrew Wentink at Ruth Page Fisher's home in Saint-Tropez, France, for the Oral History Project of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in New York (N.Y.). The interview is almost entirely in French.
Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.
Source characteristics: Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by "tape hiss."
Venue: Recorded for the Oral History Project of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1976, July 24, 1976 Saint-Tropez (France)
Funding: The processing 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
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 3 min.) ; polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips; 5 in.
Description
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes) and streaming audio file 2 (approximately 11 minutes). In response to questions from Andrew Wentink, Serge Lido discusses his birth in Moscow; background and schooling; early dance classes; and how he came to be a photo-journalist in Paris, and eventually publish 22 books on dance. Irène Lidova discusses her birth in Moscow and youth in Leningrad [now St. Petersburg]; education at the Sorbonne in Paris; early dance classes; first job as a designer for Vue magazine; first critical dance reviews of Serge Lifar; job as artistic director of France magazine; the formation of a dance group with Roland Petit at the Paris Opéra in 1942-1944; Petit's first ballet, Les forains; the formation with Roland Petit, in 1945, of a company called Ballets des Champs-Elysées; her work as a press agent for Les Ballets de Marquis de Cuevas [Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas]; the formation, with Milorad Miskovitch in 1956, of the ballet troupe called Ballet des Etoiles de Paris, which lasted 18 years; the writing of several books about Roland Petit. Concludes with anecdotes about the reactions in Paris to José Limón and Martha Graham, and Serge Lido's experiences as a dance photographer.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 35422824
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16131937
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 22fa8330-c803-0135-cb79-492ca1b98fb8
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Serge Lido and Irène Lidova, 1976" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/03982fd0-3b72-0134-702b-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Serge Lido and Irène Lidova, 1976" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 9, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/03982fd0-3b72-0134-702b-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Serge Lido and Irène Lidova, 1976 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/03982fd0-3b72-0134-702b-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Serge Lido and Irène Lidova, 1976