Interview with Alicia Alonso

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Interview with Alicia Alonso
Alonso, Alicia, 1921- (Interviewee)
Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1970-11-01
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-1114
Alonso, Fernando, 1914-2013
Alonso, Alicia, 1921-
Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Havana (Cuba)., Teatro Garcia Lorca
Ballet -- History -- Cuba
Ballet dancers -- Cuba
Ballet companies -- Cuba
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Marian Horosko November 1, 1970 Havana (Cuba)
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.
Acquisition: Gift of Marian Horosko
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 21 min.) : polyester; half-track; 3.75 ips; 5 in.
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss," but the speakers' voices are clear and easily intelligible.
Interview with Alicia Alonso conducted by Marian Horosko on November 1, 1970, in Alonso's dressing room (during a rehearsal) at the Teatro Garcia Lorca in Havana, Cuba. Streaming audio file (approximately 21 minutes). Alicia Alonso speaks with Marian Horosko about her career; the creation of Cuba's national ballet school and company, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, from 1948 to the present; the role of Fernando Alonso in the development of dance in Cuba; Alicia Alonso's development as a dancer; the teachers who influenced her; technique as the key to expressive freedom. Alonso speaks about the relationship of the company to the revolution in Cuba; her view of the relationship between the national origins of a dancer and the universality of the art of dance. Following the interview, Marian Horosko describes the time and place of the interview and the current status of Alicia Alonso and the company.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 49972723
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15418053
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 146cdac0-e427-0135-95a9-579bf5af5a33
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  • 1970: Created
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Alicia Alonso" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1970.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Alicia Alonso" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 3, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1970). Interview with Alicia Alonso Retrieved from

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Interview with Alicia Alonso