Interview with Kurt Jooss and Anna Markard, 1976Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
NamesJooss, Kurt, 1901-1979 (Interviewee)Markard, Anna, 1931- (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-03-08
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-638 Side A
TopicsJooss, Kurt, 1901-1979Markard, Anna, 1931-Joffrey BalletPavane (Choreographic work : Jooss)Ball in old Vienna (Choreographic work : Jooss)World War, 1939-1945 -- Dance and the war
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 59 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen, host, introduces Kurt Jooss and Anna Markard, Jooss's daughter, and speaks about the upcoming performances of his work by the Joffrey Ballet; Kurt Jooss speaks with Gruen about the dramatic elements of his choreography including the relationship of emotion and movement and the influence of Rudolf von Laban; reasons his ballet The big city and other works are short compared to today's ballets [a recording of waltz music by Joseph Lanner is played]; Jooss speaks about his ballet Ball in old Vienna and its revival by the Joffrey Ballet; Anna Markard speaks about the process of reviving a ballet such as Ball in old Vienna; Jooss speaks about his ballet Pavane (set to Maurice Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte); Antony Tudor; Markard speaks about how she works with dancers [a recording of Pavane pour une infante défunte is played followed by commerical announcements]; Gruen and Jooss speak about the revival of Pavane by the Joffrey Ballet; his lost ballets; the Ballet Jooss; his and the company members' flight from National Socialist Germany; his admiration for Jerome Robbins' work; his dislike of the impersonal quality of the dancers in George Balanchine's ballets; his current activities promoting dance internationally; closing remarks, advertisements, and announcements.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN, New York 1976, March 8 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.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 59 min.)Sound quality is excellent.
DescriptionInterview with Kurt Jooss and Anna Markard conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on March 8, 1976 by radio station WNCN, New York on its series The sound of dance.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 78374833NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118447Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7f638fa0-c27d-0135-7fc9-0dfcef731965
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