Capezio Dance Award: Ted Shawn, 1957

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Capezio Dance Award: Ted Shawn, 1957
Additional title: Today in ballet (Radio program)
Terry, Walter (Speaker)
Lyons, James (Speaker)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Speaker)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1957-03-19
Date Created: 1957-05-04
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-2
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
Sommers, Ben, 1906-1985
Capezio, Salvatore, 1870-1940
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Award presentations
Radio programs
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.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recording of award ceremony broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York March 19, 1957 and May 4, 1957 New York (N.Y.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 27 min.) : polyester, full-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.
The sound quality is very good overall.
Capezio Dance Award ceremony honoring Ted Shawn, recorded on March 19, 1957, on the roof of the St. Regis Hotel, New York (N.Y.); broadcast on May 4, 1957 by radio station WNYC, New York on its series, Today in ballet, with James Lyon as host. Speakers at the ceremony include Walter Terry, as presenter, and Ted Shawn, as recipient. Streaming audio file (approximately 27 minutes). [Music and announcements including the introduction of the program host, James Lyons.] James Lyons speaks briefly about the recording of the 1957 Capezio Dance Award ceremony to be broadcast. The broadcast of the award ceremony opens with Walter Terry's speech including his remarks about Ben Sommers and the Capezio Dance Award committee; Ted Shawn and the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival including changes over the years and the wide range of programs presented; Walter Terry presents the award to Ted Shawn; Ted Shawn's acceptance speech including his love of dance and working with Salvatore Capezio to create protective foot ware for modern dancers; his devotion to dance as work and play; fund-raising for Jacob's Pillow including the great support it has received from many people for many years. [Following the recording are James Lyons' brief closing remarks.]
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 35890314
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117371
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dfccfc70-cb54-0136-2556-0dbeaaab17b0
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Capezio Dance Award" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1957 - 1957.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Capezio Dance Award" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 14, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1957 - 1957). Capezio Dance Award Retrieved from

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Capezio Dance Award