Tomorrow with Tom Snyder

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Additional title: Conversations about the dance (Choreographic work)
De Mille, Agnes (Interviewee)
De Mille, Agnes (Choreographer)
Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987 (Interviewee)
Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987 (Choreographer)
Snyder, Tom (Interviewer)
Paul, George (Director)
Burke, Pamela (Producer)
Joffrey Ballet (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Associated name)

Agnes de Mille Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1980 (Inferred)
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: WNBC-TV
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9026
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5243 (former)
Volta (Dance)
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: National Broadcasting Company, inc. ; directed by George Paul ; produced by Pamela Burke.
Content: [Program no.] 80-0131.
Performers: Interviewer: Tom Snyder.
Performers: Interviewees: Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse.
Venue: Recorded and/or telecast in New York on January 31, 1980.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (48 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in
Agnes de Mille and Bob Fosse, respectively represented on the current Broadway scene by the revival of Oklahoma! and Dancin', discuss aspects of choreographing for Broadway and film. After viewing footage of the audition scene from Fosse's film All that jazz, they describe the qualities they look for at auditions, and compare the roles of performer and choreographer. They then discuss the American perception of ballet as "sissy," and the expression of sexuality in dance. The volta, a daring 17th-century dance reconstructed by de Mille for her lecture-demonstration Conversations about the dance, is seen in a video performance by members of the Joffrey Ballet. Fosse discusses the two versions of the "Erotica" number he created for All that jazz, the first (seen in a film clip) in conventional Broadway style, the second conceived as an expression of the main character's sexual fantasies. Other topics include the difference between choreographing for the stage and the camera, typical salaries of Broadway dancers, the rivalry over billing and credits, and television advertising for Broadway shows.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13058086
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a84fa420-8035-0135-0716-43d86a6220b3
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  • 1980: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tomorrow with Tom Snyder" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tomorrow with Tom Snyder" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980). Tomorrow with Tom Snyder Retrieved from

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Tomorrow with Tom Snyder