The Bolshoi Ballet

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Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Terry, Walter (Host)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1966-05-01
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-71
Pliset︠s︡kai︠a︡, Maĭi︠a︡, 1925-2015
Bolʹshoĭ teatr SSSR. Balet
New York City Ballet
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Grigorovich, after Ivanov)
Radio programs
Content: Walter Terry as host for radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance, speaks about the Bolshoi Ballet [Bolʹshoĭ teatr SSSR: Balet] on the occasion of its third season in New York City. The interview was broadcast on May 1, 1966
Funding: The processing 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.
Venue: Recorded by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance May 1, 1966 (broadcast) New York (N.Y.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 21 minutes) : analog, 7.5 ips, full-track, 7 in.
The sound quality is very good.
Walter Terry speaks about the Bolshoi Ballet's third New York season, which was to be the last event at the old Metropolitan Opera House; the changes in the company since its United States debut in 1959; the influence of the Bolshoi Ballet on American ballet including specifically the influence on Edward Villella; the influence of the New York City Ballet company and George Balanchine's choreography on the Bolshoi Ballet; the Bolshoi Ballet's new version of The nutcracker [Yuri Grigorovich after Lev Ivanov]; the ballerina, Maya Plisetskaya [Maĭi͡a Pliset͡skai͡a]; the contrasts between the Bolshoi Ballet and the New York City Ballet; the Bolshoi Ballet's Sacre du printemps [Rite of spring], and their four-act Swan lake; the policy of cultural exchange between the United States and the U.S.S.R. [former Soviet Union] which makes mutual artistic influence possible.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 1085514123
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117230
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1451a850-3470-0137-4fd8-3351c7a56355
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  • 1966: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bolshoi Ballet " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1966.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bolshoi Ballet " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 16, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1966). The Bolshoi Ballet Retrieved from

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The Bolshoi Ballet