Interview with Gerd Andersson, 1977
NamesAndersson, Gerd (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-10-08
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-764
TopicsBruhn, Erik, 1928-1986Andersson, GerdNureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993Kungliga Baletten (Stockholm, Sweden)Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Nureyev, after Vaĭnonen)
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1977, October 8 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 John GruenContent: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 45 minutes). [Begins abruptly; short gap]. Gerd Andersson speaks with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn (briefly); her career at the Royal Swedish Ballet [Kungliga Baletten] including how seeing Antony Tudor and his work inspired her to become a dancer; Birgit Cullberg and her influence; other choreographers who worked with the Royal Swedish Ballet; the current director, Ivo Cramér; past directors; dancing with Bruhn; her friendship with Bruhn; Brian Macdonald; Bruhn as director of the Royal Swedish Ballet including his relationship with the company members and the press; Bruhn as a person; Bruhn as the Moor in Petrouchka; other roles he has recently danced [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 21 minutes). Gerd Andersson speaks with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn including ballets he staged for the Royal Swedish Ballet; dancing in La sylphide; his reform of the school including the appointment of a new director; Bruhn's introduction of new repertory; Rudolf Nureyev's staging of The nutcracker for the company; dancing in John Cranko's Onegin.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 7 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is good. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise and short gaps, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Gerd Andersson conducted by John Gruen on October 8, 1977, in New York (N.Y.) as part of the research for John Gruen's book, Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979).
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 81584233NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118596Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d811630-7958-0136-0bf0-08d631f96e56
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