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Interview with Nathalie Krassovska, 1974

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Title
Interview with Nathalie Krassovska, 1974
Names
Krassovska, Nathalie, 1918-2005
Southern Methodist University
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1974
Date Captured: 1974-02-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-609
Topics
Krassovska, Nathalie, 1918-2005
Preobrajenska, Olga, 1870-1962
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Genres
Interviews (Sound recordings)
spoken word
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Interview with Nathalie Krassovska recorded on February 19, 1974 for the Southern Methodist University Dance Department oral history project; the interviewers are not identified.
Sound quality is good.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for the Southern Methodist University Dance Department oral history project February 19, 1974 Texas
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
Extent: 1 streaming audio file (approximately 42 minutes):digital
Description
Streaming audio file (approximately 42 minutes). [Sound check.] Nathalie Krassovska speaks about her childhood and family background, including her birth in Leningrad [then Petrograd, now St. Petersburg], moving as a child to Moscow, and her early training with Olga Preobrajenska; emigrating to Paris, France, shortly after being accepted at the Bolshoi Ballet school; her training in Paris; her acceptance into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; her mother, who danced with the Ballets russes as Lydia Krassovska; Nathalie's real last name, Leslie; her grandmother, also a former ballet dancer; Preobrajenska's methods for putting students on pointe at an early age; ballerinas whom she particularly admired including Vera Nemchinova, Alexandra Danilova, and Alicia Markova; Sergei Lifar and his engaging her for a South American tour; joining the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a principal; her family in the United States including her (late) father, Basil Leslie, and her step-mother; an anecdote about being reunited with her mother in Paris; her life in Paris including her family's economic straits; some of her roles, in particular in Michel Fokine's ballets; meeting Queen Mary [consort of George V, King of Great Britain]; dancing Giselle in Paris with Preobrajenska in the audience; her personal life; working on her technique.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 37633203
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118401
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fc00db90-216f-0136-f2d9-3f1767d53073
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1918: Creator Born
  • 1974: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2005: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Nathalie Krassovska, 1974" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/117a9a70-3ba4-0134-7bec-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Nathalie Krassovska, 1974" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/117a9a70-3ba4-0134-7bec-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1974). Interview with Nathalie Krassovska, 1974 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/117a9a70-3ba4-0134-7bec-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Nathalie Krassovska, 1974