The origins of ballet: the Baroque period

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Title
The origins of ballet: the Baroque period
Additional title: Arabesques (Radio program)
Names
Manchester, P. W. (Phyllis Winifred) (Interviewee)
Watts, Carolyn, 1914-2002 (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-488
Topics
Manchester, P. W.(Phyllis Winifred)
17th century
Ballet -- History -- 17th century
Ballet
Genres
Radio programs
Interviews
Notes
Content: 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 Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 30 min.) : polyester; full-track; 3.75 ips; 5 in.
Sound quality is excellent.
Description
P.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 Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 39806191
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118302
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ebf9a5b0-216f-0136-5c6a-0dffe060561d
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Item timeline of events

  • 1975: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The origins of ballet" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0742acf0-3ba4-0134-5e1f-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The origins of ballet" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0742acf0-3ba4-0134-5e1f-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). The origins of ballet Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0742acf0-3ba4-0134-5e1f-60f81dd2b63c

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The origins of ballet