Interview with Erik Bruhn, 1973

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Interview with Erik Bruhn, 1973
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986 (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1973-04-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-136
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986 -- Interviews
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986
Makarova, Natalia, 1940-
Balanchine, George
Fracci, Carla
New York City Ballet
American Ballet Theatre
National Ballet of Canada
Male dancers
Additional physical form: For transcript, see: *MGZMT 3-136.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1973, April 19 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 Gruen, John
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 34 min.) : analog, polyester
Interview with Erik Bruhn conducted by John Gruen on April 19, 1973, in New York City. This interview was used as a basis for a chapter in John Gruen's book. The private world of ballet (Viking press, New York). Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 47 minutes) and streaming audio file 2 (approximately 47 minutes). Erik Bruhn discusses his early life and dance training in Copenhagen, Denmark; his development as an artist, and his thoughts on dancing; his partnership with Carla Fracci; Rudolf Nureyev; his association with the National Ballet of Canada; his association with American Ballet Theatre and his brief association with the New York City Ballet.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 50789093
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117765
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe7af590-304e-0136-9a6f-395c52b948c3
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Item timeline of events

  • 1928: Creator Born
  • 1973: Created
  • 1986: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Erik Bruhn" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1973.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Erik Bruhn" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 29, 2022.

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Interview with Erik Bruhn