Interview with Luis Fuentes, 1969

More Details Cite This Item

Library division & collection with this item:

View this item elsewhere:

Title
Interview with Luis Fuentes, 1969
Additional title: Selma Jeanne Cohen Papers of Dance Perspectives
Names
Fuente, Luis (Interviewee)
Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-2005 (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1969-12-03
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-3005
Topics
Fuente, Luis
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008
Joffrey Ballet
Three-cornered hat (Choreographic work : Massine)
Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Lazowsky after Fokin)
Fanfarita (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Venue: Recorded by Selma Jeanne Cohen for an article in the Dance Perspectives Journal #40: The Male Image, published winter 1969. Separated from the Selma Jeanne Cohen Papers of Dance Perspectives (S)*MGZMD 56 : open to the public. December 3, 1969 New York (N.Y.).
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the Barbara Goldsmith Conservation Division of the New York Public Library as well as 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.
Citation/reference: Separated from the Selma Jeanne Cohen Papers of Dance Perspectives (S)*MGZMD 56.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 18 min.) : polyester; quarter-track
Sound quality is fair to poor. There is extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps. The speakers' voices are often soft and difficult to understand.
Description
Interview with Luis Fuente conducted by Selma Jeanne Cohen in New York City on December 3, 1969 as the basis for an article in the Dance Perspectives Journal #40: The Male Image, published winter 1969. Streaming file 1 (approximately 57 minutes). Luis Fuente speaks with Selma Jeanne Cohen about dancing and masculinity including whether some steps are better suited to women; performing in Leonide Massine's Three-cornered hat including Clive Barnes' criticism of Fuente's Spanish-style dancing; his experience with flamenco dancing; more on Barnes; his admiration for Rudolf Nureyev; his preference generally for dramatic roles and his concern that he connect with the audience; Gerald Arpino's Fanfarita; partnering including the relatively few pas de deux in the [Joffrey Ballet's] repertory; performing the Bluebird [in The sleeping beauty]; the importance of expressiveness as compared with technique; characteristics of the Joffrey Ballet; how moved he was by the performance of Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in Romeo and Juliet; the difficulty of the choreography in Balanchine's Donizetti variations; his relationship with the audience [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2]. Streaming file 2 (approximately 21 minutes). Luis Fuente speaks with Selma Jeanne Cohen about expressiveness in performance; music as requisite for him to perform; an anecdote about Leonide Massine's comment on Fuente's dancing in [Gerald Arpino's] Fanfarita; his experience dancing for Antonio's company [Antonio y los Ballets de Madrid]; the role of Petrouchka [Lazowsky after Fokin, for the Joffrey Ballet].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 907391694
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20601225
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 20071b80-b8bc-0133-9f74-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1969: Created
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Luis Fuentes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1969. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/23ed87a0-b8bc-0133-a66f-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Luis Fuentes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 13, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/23ed87a0-b8bc-0133-a66f-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1969). Interview with Luis Fuentes Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/23ed87a0-b8bc-0133-a66f-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/23ed87a0-b8bc-0133-a66f-60f81dd2b63c | title= (sound recording) Interview with Luis Fuentes, (1969)|author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=August 13, 2022 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Interview with Luis Fuentes