Interviews with Maurice Béjart and Jorge Donn, 1976

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Title
Interviews with Maurice Béjart and Jorge Donn, 1976
Names
Béjart, Maurice (Interviewee)
Donn, Jorge (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-811 Side 2
Topics
Donn, Jorge
Béjart, Maurice
Nijinsky, clown de Dieu (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Male dancers
Genres
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1976
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 Walter Terry
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 29 min.)
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise and occasional short gaps.
Description
Interview with Maurice Béjart (approximately 17 minutes) and Jorge Donn (approximately 12 minutes) conducted by Walter Terry, in 1976, as research for his book: Great male dancers of the ballet (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1978). The location of the interview is not identified, but does not seem to be in the United States and may be in Germany. Streaming audio file (approximately 29 minutes). [Begins abruptly. The first approximate 17 minutes consists of the interview with Maurice Béjart.] Maurice Béjart speaks with Walter Terry about male dancing throughout history and the relatively recent rise of the female dancer; reasons his choreography tends to feature one woman and many men; the importance of folk dancing and theatrical skills in a dancer's training; his view that the range of choreographic possibility for men and women is equal but different; the dancer as a sportsman and an actor; androgyny and dance. [At approximately 17:08 minutes, the interview with Maurice Béjart ends and the interview with Jorge Donn begins]. Jorge Donn speaks with Walter Terry about his aspirations as a performer and his satisfaction in dancing for Maurice Béjart; his approach to the role of Nijinsky in Béjart's work Nijinsky, clown of God [Nijinsky, clown de Dieu]; working with Béjart; his dancing only of Béjart's work; Nijinsky as his favorite role.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 80379212
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118692
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d2763630-7956-0136-7fc3-67d9d382bcf3
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interviews with Maurice Béjart and Jorge Donn" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/24f29df0-c31b-0133-fae1-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interviews with Maurice Béjart and Jorge Donn" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/24f29df0-c31b-0133-fae1-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interviews with Maurice Béjart and Jorge Donn Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/24f29df0-c31b-0133-fae1-60f81dd2b63c

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Interviews with Maurice Béjart and Jorge Donn