Interview with James ClouserAdditional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesClouser, James (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1965-10-03
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-303
TopicsClouser, JamesRoyal Winnipeg BalletMusic and danceDance in motion pictures, television, etc
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 32 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks.] Walter Terry introduces his guest James Clouser, a dancer, composer, choreographer, and ballet master; Clouser speaks with Terry about his background including his studies at the Eastman School [Eastman School of Dance and Dramatic Action] and his association with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; his choreographic and musical compositions including the Adam and Eve ballet he choreographed for television; composing for ballet compared with composing a "pure" piece of music; more on the Adam and Eve ballet including illustrations (as played by Clouser on the piano) of various themes in the composition; the relationship of the style of his choreography and the accompanying music including his belief that some music is not suitable for dance; the choreographers and composers who influenced him; his duties as ballet master of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; Clouser plays an excerpt on the piano from a composition on which he is currently working. [Final approximate seven minutes of the recording consists of closing remarks, announcements, and music.]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.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for radio station WNYC, New York October 3, 1965 New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 32 min.) : polyester, half-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.The sound quality is good.
DescriptionInterview with James Clouser conducted by Walter Terry, as host, for broadcast on October 3, 1965 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance. The recording includes excerpts from James Clouser's compositions, both recorded and as played by Clouser during the interview.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 37122371NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117946Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5802ff20-797c-0136-07da-091641eb5203
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