Interviews with Tony Charmoli and Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1976
NamesCharmoli, Tony (Interviewee)Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-10
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-812
TopicsBaryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- -- NutcrackerCharmoli, TonyNutcracker (Choreographic work)Dance in motion pictures, television, etcAudiotapes -- Charmoli, TonyAudiotapes -- Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-Ballet in motion pictures, television, etc. -- The nutcracker
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1976, October Toronto (Canada)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 DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is fair to poor. The recording is marred by continuous extraneous noise and occasional short gaps.
DescriptionInterviews with Tony Charmoli and Mikhail Baryshnikov conducted by Walter Terry, in October, 1976, on the set in Toronoto Canada where the The nutcracker is being filmed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The interview with Charmoli begins at approximately 2:50 minutes into streaming audio file 1 and continues with some interruptions until approximately 11 minutes into streaming audio file 2. The interview with Baryshnikov is in the final approximate four minutes of streaming audio file 2. In between interview segments, Terry records his own comments on the production.
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 45 minutes). Walter Terry describes the set where The nutcracker, with Mikhail Baryshnikov [and Gelsey Kirkland], is being filmed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation including some remarks Baryshnikov had previously made to him about the production [at approximately 2:50 minutes the interview with Tony Charmoli begins]; Tony Charmoli, the director, speaks to Terry about the filming including various technical aspects and points he discussed with Baryshnikov [this part of the interview ends at approximately 11:00]; Terry speaks about his conversation with Baryshnikov regarding Baryshnikov's upcoming production of Don Quixote; his doubts about the ballet Le corsaire; working with Charmoli; what is currently happening on the set [interview with Charmoli resumes]; Charmoli speaks with Terry about filming specific sections of The nutcracker; working with Baryshnikov including their rapport; some of the effects he wants to achieve; the advantages of seeing ballet on television as compared to a live performance; how he tries to compensate for the camera's distortion [an unidentified third person joins the conversation]; choreographing, including Charmoli's view that it is impossible to teach how to choreograph [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 15 minutes). Walter Terry and Tony Charmoli continue to speak about choreographing; Charmoli's Emmy awards; dancers he has worked with; Lubov Rudenko; more on working with Baryshnikov including the review and editing process [at approximately 11:00, the interview with Charmoli ends and the interview with Baryshnikov begins]; Baryshnikov speaks about why he prefers, in the case of televised dance, that the choreography be created specifically for the camera; the puppets Charmoli has added to the scenario; his lack of interest in choreographing in the future.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 77862495NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118635Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2a317040-7960-0136-1df7-0213671f3d70
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