Interview with Paul Sanasardo, 1975

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Interview with Paul Sanasardo, 1975
Sanasardo, Paul, 1928- (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-03-26
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-793 (former)
Sanasardo, Paul, 1928-
Audiotapes -- Sanasardo, P
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1975, March 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 1 hr.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps. However, for the most part, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Interview with Paul Sanasardo conducted by John Gruen on March 26,1975 at Sanasardo's studio, in New York City, as research for an article in Dance magazine. The article, entitled Close-up: Paul Sanasardo, appeared in the June 1975 issue. Streaming file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Paul Sanasardo speaks with John Gruen about the repertoire for his upcoming season in June, in Brooklyn; recent works including Saints and lovers, Sketches for nostalgic children, and Pearl river; his background and training including with Erika Thimey; temperament as what attracts him to a choreographer or dancer; his first choreography; studying with Antony Tudor and with Mia Slavenska; opening a school with Donya Feuer; his company [Paul Sanasardo Dance Company]; the philosophy and motivation underlying his work; the relationship of energy and movement; his working method; the kind of dancers he would like for his company [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2]. Streaming file 2 (approximately 11 minutes). Paul Sanasardo speaks with Paul Gruen about the current state and future of modern dance; his hopes regarding his own future work.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 79038813
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118231
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 06b26b20-3159-0132-367e-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Paul Sanasardo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

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Interview with Paul Sanasardo