Interview with Sarita Allen, 1979
NamesAllen, Sarita (Interviewee)Rogosin, Elinor (Speaker)Rogosin, Elinor (Donor)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979 (Questionable)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-688 reel 6, side B (former)
TopicsAiley, AlvinAllen, SaritaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater
NotesContent: Streaming file (approximately 47 minutes). Sarita Allen speaks with Elinor Rogosin about identifying with the roles she dances [as a member of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater], for example in George Faison's work Gazelle; the shift from abstraction to emotion in Alvin Ailey's work Streams; learning a new role including Ailey's use of assistants to teach his works; Allen's training and how she came to join Alvin Ailey Dance Theater; working with Ailey; touring overseas including the strong and favorable audience response; the dancers in the company including their overall high morale; the company's repertory including its commercial appeal and succes; the effect of deadlines on the quality of new repertory; her gratitude that she has had the chance to dance in so many different choreographers' works; her thoughts on her future as a dancer [ends abruptly].Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Elinor Rogosin 1979? New York (N.Y.)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 of Elinor Rogosin
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 47 min.) : polyester; quarter-trackSound quality is fair. The recording is marred by significant and continuous extraneous noise including music, but overall the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Sarita Allen conducted by Elinor Rogosin, backstage (?) during a rehearsal or performance, in 1979 (?), probably in New York City.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 80077719NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118505Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1a3c30c0-b2b4-0133-bc53-60f81dd2b63c
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