Interview with Carla Fracci, 1976

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Interview with Carla Fracci, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Fracci, Carla (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-01-12
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-315 Side B (former)
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
Menegatti, Beppe
Fracci, Carla
American Ballet Theatre
Medea (Choreographic work : Butler)
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Broadcast by WNCN-FM 1976, January 12 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 58 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by distortion arising from damage to the original recording. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Interview with Carla Fracci conducted by John Gruen, as host on radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance, for broadcast on January 12, 1976. The program includes commercial announcements made both by Gruen and Oscar Buhler. Streaming file (approximately 58 minutes). [Begins abruptly; introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen introduces Carla Fracci; Gruen and Fracci speak about the role of Giselle including her recent performance with American Ballet Theatre; her career in her native Italy; her background including how greatly she was inspired by seeing Margot Fonteyn in The sleeping beauty; the beginning of her international career, with the London Festival Ballet; Erik Bruhn; Mikhail Barshynikov and John Butler's Medea; performing with Baryshnikov and others in San Marco square in Venice [commercial announcement]; Beppe Menegatti, her husband and artistic collaborator; performing John Butler's After Eden with Dennis Wayne in a circus tent [commercial announcement; recorded excerpt from the music, by Samuel Barber, used in the ballet Medea, is played]; Fracci's upcoming performances with American Ballet Theatre including Medea and Peter Darrell's Tales of Hoffmann; her son; her feelings about dancing and audiences [commercial announcements and closing remarks].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 78945775
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118002
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0dae0010-b295-0133-8d1c-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Carla Fracci" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Carla Fracci" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2023.

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Interview with Carla Fracci