Interview with Gertrude Lippincott, 1976
NamesLippincott, Gertrude, 1913-1996 (Interviewee)Josephson, Mary Rae (Interviewer)National Dance Association (Contributor)American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Contributor)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-12-29
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-601
TopicsLippincott, Gertrude Lawton, 1913-1996ChoreographersDance teachers
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Mary Rae Josephson 1976, December 29 Minneapolis (Minn.)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.Acquisition: Gift American Alliance of of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and DanceContent: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 31 minutes). Gertrude Lippincott speaks about her early training and professional experiences; teaching including her use of improvisation; her thoughts on incorporating current trends into her teaching; the value of requiring students to choreograph and to perform; professional dancers as choreographers; the choreographic process including how the dancers' characteristics influence the result; her major works [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio fie 2].Content: Streaming audio file 2 (29 minutes). Gertrude Lippincott continues to speak about her major works; her hopes for the future including with respect to dance education; various organizations in which she participated with the goal of promoting dance and dance education; her sense of responsibility with respect to dance education; the sacrifices and joys of a life in dance [gap from approximately 24:30 -27:33 followed by a reiteration of the final approximate three minutes of this streaming audio file 2].
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is fair. The recording is marred by "tape hiss."
DescriptionInterview with Gertrude Lippincott conducted by Mary Rae Josephson on December 29, 1976 in Minneapolis (Minn.) for the Oral History Archives of the National Dance Association, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 81240444NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118412Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 46e98980-7958-0136-5167-057a71d12af1
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