The origins of ballet: the Baroque periodAdditional title: Arabesques (Radio program)
NamesManchester, P. W. (Phyllis Winifred) (Interviewee)Watts, Carolyn, 1914-2002 (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1975
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-488
TopicsManchester, P. W.(Phyllis Winifred)17th centuryBallet -- History -- 17th centuryBallet
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 30 minutes). [Music; an unidentified male speaker introduces the program, Arabesques, speaker P.W. Manchester and host, Carolyn Watts.] P.W. Manchester speaks with Carolyn Watts about the origins of ballet in Renaissance spectacles in the French and Italian royal courts; the typically mythical themes; the emphasis on the patterns formed by the dancers rather than individual technique; the role of King Louis XIV in the development of ballet; the beginning of the shift from the court to the theater; Pierre Beauchamp and turn-out; Jean Baptiste Lully, first director of the Opéra de Paris [a recording of an excerpt of music written by Lully is played]; the shift to wearing costumes and the entry of women into ballet including Madame La Fontaine [a recording of an excerpt of music by Lully is played]; the contributions to ballet of Marie Carmargo and Maria Sallé [a recording of an excerpt of music by Jean-Philippe Rameau is played]; the "Flower ballet;" the advancement of male technique. [Music and closing remarks by unidentified male speaker.]Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by WGUC-FM, the radio station of the University of Cincinnati 1975 Cincinnati (Ohio)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 DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 30 min.) : polyester; full-track; 3.75 ips; 5 in.Sound quality is excellent.
DescriptionP.W. Manchester speaks with Carolyn Watts about the origins of ballet during the Baroque period, for the radio program Arabesques on WGUC-FM, the radio station of the University of Cincinnati; broadcast on the National Public Radio network; recorded in 1975.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 39806191NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118302Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ebf9a5b0-216f-0136-5c6a-0dffe060561d
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