Interview with Fred Danieli, Part 3 of 3: March 1 and April 20, 1979

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Interview with Fred Danieli, Part 3 of 3: March 1 and April 20, 1979
Danieli, Fred (Interviewee)
Conway, Peter, 1929 July 18- (Interviewer)

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979-03-01
Date Created: 1979-04-20
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-735
Danieli, Fred
Oboukhoff, Anatole
Balanchine, George
Ballet Society (New York, N.Y.)
Punch and the child (Choreographic work : Danieli)
Oral histories
Additional physical form: For transcript of interviews see *MGZMT 5-735.
Source note: Interview with Fred Danieli conducted by Peter Conway in New York (N.Y.) as part of the Oral History Project of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on March 1 and April 20, 1979. Part 1 (January 17 and 23, 1979) and Part 2 (January 30 and February 6, 1979) are cataloged separately.
Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.
Source characteristics: Sound quality is good.
Venue: Recorded by Peter Conway 1979, March 1 and April 20 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
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 2 hr., 51 min.); polyester; half-track; 1 7/8 ips; 5 in
Streaming audio file 1, March 1, 1979 (approximately one hour and 37 minutes). Fred Danieli speaks with Peter Conway about Ballet Society; George Balanchine's The four temperaments including the original costumes and cast; Tanaquil LeClerq; working with Balanchine; his impressions of Frank (Francisco) Moncion; Balanchine's L'enfant et les sortilèges and his Renard; performing in the Broadway musical Call me mister while also dancing for Ballet Society; Ballet Society's audience; Ballet Society's repertoire including Balanchine's ballet Divertimento; John Taras' Minotaur; William Dollar's Highland fling; Todd Bolender's Zodiac; Lew Christensen's Blackface; Merce Cunningham's Seasons; Danieli's Punch and the child; John Cranko's choreographing of a ballet using the same score, by Richard Arnell; his current use of the original costumes in his production of The nutcracker for the Garden State Ballet. Streaming audio file 2, April 19, 1979 (approximately one hour and 16 minutes). Fred Danieli speaks with Peter Conway about his leaving Ballet Society just before its first season as the resident company of City Center [of Drama and Music]; establishing the Garden State Ballet and other dance-related initiatives he took in New Jersey; developing the audience and the repertoire; his son and his wife; George Balanchine as one of several choreographers when Danieli was with Ballet Caravan and Ballet Society; differences in dancers of today and his time; the current status of dance and dance education in the United States and ideas as how it could be improved; his memories of class with Anatole Oboukhoff.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 988328516
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21275238
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 21d148e0-c71c-0135-10ce-6d1614d0ace1
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Fred Danieli" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979 - 1979.

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Interview with Fred Danieli