The dance in America

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The dance in America
Additional title: Voice of education (Radio program)
Additional title: Teen age book talk (Radio program)
Terry, Walter (Creator)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-12-23
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-278
Terry, Walter -- Dance in America
Dance -- Auditions
Radio programs
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 28 minutes). [Introduction of program.] Ruth Rowson [spelled phonetically], as moderator, leads the discussion between the students (who introduce themselves) and Walter Terry about the revised edition of his book The dance in America (c. 1971). Topics discussed include the ways in which Terry revised the book including new chapters on Black dance and on regional ballet; each student's favorite chapter; dancers such as Ted Shawn, who had to overcome physical difficulties; religion in Ted Shawn's and Ruth St. Denis' work; the students' own dance training; what Terry looks for at auditions for the High School for Performing Arts; the potential audience for this book; closing remarks [the remaining approximate 4.30 minutes of the recording is an unrelated program, Waste not].
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.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Broadcast by WNYE, New York on its series Voice of education December 23, 1971 New York (N.Y.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 28 min.) : acetate; half-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.
The sound quality is good overall.
Teen age book talk (made available by radio station WNYC, New York) broadcast on December 23, 1971 by radio station WNYE, New York on its series Voice of education; moderated by Ruth Rowson [spelled phonetically] of The New York Public Library. In this program, Walter Terry discusses the revised edition of his book Dance in America (c. 1971 ) with a group of middle school and high school dance students.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 1042336120
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117972
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0bb51c90-797c-0136-29ef-04b4a2aa53e0
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Item timeline of events

  • 1971: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The dance in America" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The dance in America" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 20, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1971). The dance in America Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The dance in America