Interview with Margery Dell, Edward Bigelow, Todd Bolender : the New York City Ballet, 1958Additional title: Today in ballet (Radio program)
NamesDell, Margery (Interviewee)Bigelow, Edward, 1918- (Interviewee)Lyon, James (Interviewer)Bolender, Todd (Interviewee)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1958-12
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-2032.
TopicsDell, Margery -- InterviewsBolender, Todd -- InterviewsBigelow, Edward, 1918- -- InterviewsNew York City BalletBallets: U.S.A. (Company)Episodes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Native dancers (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Seven deadly sins (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine, after Ivanov)Dance in motion pictures, television, etcAudiences
NotesContent: Interview with Margery Dell, Edward Bigelow, and Todd Bolender, conducted by James Lyon, as host. Recorded in December 1958; broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Today in ballet..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.Venue: Recorded for and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York on its series, Today in Ballet Recorded in December, 1958 New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 39 minutes); acetate; half-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.The sound quality is good.
DescriptionStreaming audio file (approximately 39 minutes). James Lyon introduces Margery Dell, associate press director, Edward Bigelow, assistant manager, and Todd Bolender, soloist and choreographer, all with the New York City Ballet; Margery Dell and Edward Bigelow discuss the current season of the New York City Ballet, including the [then yet to be titled] new works by George Balanchine: Episodes and Native dancers. Todd Bolender speaks about the forthcoming telecast of his ballet, Souvenirs; his experience at the [first] Festival of Two Worlds, in Spoleto (Italy); touring with Jerome Robbins' company, Ballets: U.S.A. including the tour's early termination; the limited repertoire of ballet typically offered to American audiences; differences between the New York City Ballet Company and European companies, in particular with regard to programing; the large number of works in repertory of the New York City Ballet; works to be performed during the last weeks of the current season. All participants discuss the problems of televising and filming ballets; Balanchine's revising of Act II of his ballet The nutcracker in connection with its filming for television; Balanchine's ballet, Seven deadly sins; the style and repertory of the New York City Ballet including costume design, with reference to Balanchine's ballets including Western symphony and Agon.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 35890311NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117370Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5dab8890-ce94-0137-7e9b-459aec1c5abc
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