Golden wedding anniversary interview: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn

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Title
Golden wedding anniversary interview: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn
Additional title: Personalities in the Berkshires (Radio program)
Names
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Interviewee)
Schechter, Martin (Interviewer)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Interviewee)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1964-08-11
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-300
Topics
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
Kinetic molpai (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 30 minutes). Martin Schecter introduces the program and his guests, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn reminisce about their first meeting; St. Denis speaks about her hopes to sell the recording she made of her autobiography Ruth St. Denis, an unfinished life (c. 1939); Shawn and St. Denis speak about how much they always talked to each other; Shawn speaks about the revival of his work Kinetic molpai; St. Denis and Shawn speak about how Ted Shawn and his men dancers raised the status of male dancing; St. Denis's dance Incense, in particular the costume; Shawn tells anecdotes about St. Denis's navel; St. Denis's speaks about seeing Isadora Duncan dance and how this experience inspired the synchronic orchestra; she comments on an anecdote told about her and a post-performance party [ends abruptly].
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: Recorded for radio station WBRK, Pittsfield (Mass.) for its series Personalities in the Berkshires August 11, 1964 Lee (Mass.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 30 min.) : acetate, half-track, 3.75 ips; 7 in.
The sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise and at times one speaker talks over another. However, the speakers' voices are almost always clear and intelligible.
Description
Interview with Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn at an informal press conference at Jacob's Pillow (Lee, Massachusetts) on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary, moderated by Martin Schecter, as host. Recorded on August 11, 1964 and broadcast by radio station WBRK, Pittsfield, Mass., on its series Personalities in the Berkshires. At times, at least one other person can be heard.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 37633104
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117942
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 37443d80-797c-0136-983c-0b1c926ea37e
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Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Creator Born
  • 1964: Created
  • 1968: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Golden wedding anniversary interview" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1964. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1e1b8320-3ba5-0134-0c31-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Golden wedding anniversary interview" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1e1b8320-3ba5-0134-0c31-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1964). Golden wedding anniversary interview Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1e1b8320-3ba5-0134-0c31-60f81dd2b63c

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Golden wedding anniversary interview