Interview with Joan Levy Bernstein, 1977
NamesBernstein, Joan Levy (Interviewee)Cantalon, Philip (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-07-29
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-3010
TopicsBernstein, Joan LevyHumphrey, Doris, 1895-1958Humphrey-Weidman CompanyBennington School of the Dance
NotesContent: Interview with Joan Levy Bernstein conducted by Philip Cantilon for the Keene State College Elder Hostel program, in New Hampshire, on July 29, 1977.Content: The spelling of Philip Cantilon's surname is as spelled in the handwritten note on the original container of the original recording. There is also a handwritten note "taped August 1977," but the interviewer clearly states that the date is July 29, 1977.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Phillip Cantilon 1977, July 29 New HampshireFunding: 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; Ann Dils; 1987?
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 29 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by extraneous noise, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionStreaming file (approximately 29 minutes). Joan Levy Bernstein speaks with Professor Philip Cantilon about her early dance training; how she came to train with Doris Humphrey and become a member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company; her experience working as Humphrey's assistant at the Bennington School of the Dance, in 1936; Humphrey's choreographic process; Bernstein's family's view of her becoming a modern dancer; Humphrey's technique including as compared with that of Martha Graham; Charles Weidman as a choreographer; Humphrey's Water study and her New dance; touring including Pauline Lawrence's role in arranging venues; her thoughts on how the public viewed male modern dancers including as compared to male ballet dancers.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 920475306NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20791141Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2812fb90-b918-0133-156d-60f81dd2b63c
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