Interview with Ruth Lovell Murray, 1971
NamesMurray, Ruth Lovell (Interviewee)Ellis, Kathryn Gladney (Interviewer)American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Contributor)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1971-07-06
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-545
TopicsMurray, Ruth LovellDancers -- EducationDance teachers
NotesCitation/reference: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-545.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Kathryn Gladney Ellis 1971, July 6 Detroit (Mich.)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 for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 8 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is fair. The recording is marred by "tape hiss."
DescriptionInterview with Ruth Lovell Murray conducted by Kathryn Gladney Ellis on July 6, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, for the archives of the Dance Division of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 45 minutes). Ruth Lovell Murray speaks with Kathryn Gladney Ellis about her background in dance; her training as a teacher; her philosophy of teaching including the encouraging of personal creativity; her study of dance, including at the Humphrey-Weidman studio in New York and at Bennington [Bennington College Summer School of the Dance]; her meager performing career; her immediate affinity for the work of Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham and other modern dance choreographers; trends in dance including movement education for children and the greater use of improvisation; teaching composition; rhythmic training [ends abruptly].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 23 minutes). Ruth Lovell Murray speaks with Kathryn Gladney Ellis about teaching dance and the qualities she hopes to see in her students; the importance of performance experience for the dance student; the students today as compared with those in the past; changes she would like to see including greater opportunities for male dance students; her concerns about the "slickness" she sees in many current dance productions; the place of dance in the departmental organization of an academic institution.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 78311449NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118338Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9e69ba40-795f-0136-b87d-51a12c443141
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