Interview with Donald MacLearly, and, Interview with May Gadd, 1965Additional title: Interview with May Gadd
NamesMacLeary, Donald (Interviewee)Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)Gadd, May (Interviewee)Reiss, Alvin H (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1964-04-26
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 10-3021
TopicsMacLeary, DonaldGadd, MayNureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993Sharp, Cecil J. (Cecil James), 1859-1924Royal BalletRoyal Ballet. SchoolCountry Dance Society of AmericaRomeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)Folk dancing -- United StatesFolk dancing -- England
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for broadcast on radio station WNYC-FM for its program World of Dance April 26, 1965 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.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 56 min.) : acetate, full-track, 7.5 ips. ; 10 in.Sound quality is good.
DescriptionInterview with Donald MacLearly conducted by Marian Horosko (approximately 30 minutes) and interview with May Gadd conducted by Alvin H. Reiss (approximately 13 minutes), recorded on April 26, 1965, for broadcast on radio station WNYC-FM, New York, on its series World of Dance, on April 27, 1965. It is possible that this program was not broadcast.
Streaming file (approximately first 35:40 minutes). [Approximately 15 seconds of an extraneous recording; music and introductory remarks by unidentified announcer; introductory remarks by Marian Horosko and playing of recorded excerpt of Sergei Prokofiev's music for Romeo and Juliet.] Marian Horosko introduces her guest Donald MacLearly, a principal dancer of the Royal Ballet; MacLearly speaks with Horosko about Kenneth MacMillan's new ballet Romeo and Juliet; the rehearsals; learning the role of Romeo; the alternate casting for the Royal Ballet's current engagement at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City; the story line and scenarios of the first act; MacMillan's use of choreography to tell the story and facilitate the dancers' portrayal of the characters; the story line and scenarios of the second act; the dueling scene [a recording of music from the dueling scene is played]; MacLearly speaks about the Royal Ballet, in particular the two companies and their relationship to each other; the two Royal Ballet schools, at Richmond and at Baron's Court; Rudolf Nureyev as a dancer; Margot Fonteyn including his thoughts on her continuing to perform virtuoso pas de deux [at approximately 30:58 minutes, the interview with MacLearly ends; a recorded excerpt of the music that accompanies the pas de deux in Juliet's room in Act II, is played].
Streaming file (from approximately 35:40 minutes to 55:20 minutes). Alvin H. Reiss introduces his guest May Gadd, National Director of the Country Dance Society of America; May Gadd speaks about the reason the term "country dance" is used in the Society's name; what constitutes folk dancing; its origins in religious ceremony; its popularity today as entertainment; the origins of the Country Dance Society of America including Cecil Sharp's role in its founding; sources of the music used as accompaniment for the dances; the Society's upcoming Golden Jubilee Festival; the Society's summer program; the increasing interest in folk dancing in the United States [the interview with May Gadd ends at approximately 49 minutes; the remaining approximate six minutes of the recording consists of Marian Horosko's closing remarks and announcements followed by music and the closing remarks of an unidentified announcer].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 919173980NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20782096Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1f039a60-b917-0133-e1fb-60f81dd2b63c
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