The story of Negro dance in America
NamesTerry, Walter (Speaker)Connecticut College American Dance Festival (Associated name)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1963-08-14
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-676
TopicsLane, William Henry, approximately 1825-1852Rice, Tom, 1808-1860Dunham, KatherinePrimus, PearlBaker, Josephine, 1906-1975Terry, Walter -- lecturesCakewalk (Choreographic work : Boris)Fjernt fra Danmark; eller Et Costumebal ombord (Choreographic work : Bournonville)Amors og Balletmesterens Luner (Choreographic work : Galeotti)African American danceMinstrel showsTap dancing
NotesFunding: 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 based on the typewritten title on the original container of the original recording.Venue: Recorded at the Connecticut College School of the Dance August 14, 1963 New London (Conn.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 49 min.) : analog, 3.75 ips, full-track, 7 inThe sound quality is good overall.
DescriptionStreaming audio file (approximately 49 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] Walter Terry speaks about the stereotyped traditional image of the black man; famous black dancers and white black face dancers of the 19th century such as William Henry Lane (known as Juba), Daddy Rice, and Master Diamond; tap dancing; the adaptation of the traditional cakewalk in Ruthanna Boris' Cakewalk; black revues of 1895-1910; black face dancers in two Danish ballets, August Bournonville's Fjernt fra Danmark, and Vincenzo Galeotti's Amors og Balletmesterens Luner; Katherine Dunham; Pearl Primus; inter-racial dance companies; Josephine Baker; black and inter-racial musical comedies; black tap dancers; some of the many black modern and ballet dancers active today; the difficulty of determining what should be preserved from the past and what should be discarded [applause and gap followed by Terry's final remarks].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 43744368NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117250Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f9535300-f4cc-0136-5a6c-65529d775a1c
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