Interview with Alfredo Corvino, April 16, 1979
NamesCorvino, Alfredo, 1916-2005 (Interviewee)Farlow, Lesley (Interviewer)
Dance Oral History Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979-04-16
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZT 5-960 (former)
TopicsCorvino, Alfredo, 1916-2005 -- InterviewsJooss European BalletMetropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). BalletDance teachers
NotesBiographical/historical: Interview with Alfredo Corvino conducted by Lesley Farlow on April 16, 1979 in New York City for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division Oral History Project.Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.Source characteristics: Sound quality is fair. There is "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.Venue: Recorded for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts April 16, 1979 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 DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 52 min.) : analog, 1.875 ips, half-track, polyester; 5 in.
DescriptionStreaming file (approximately 52 minutes). Alfredo Corvino speaks about his family background and dance training in Montevideo, Uruguay; meeting [Leonide] Massine in Uruguay; seeing the Jooss Ballet perform [Kurt Jooss's] The green table; becoming a member of the company and touring in South America and the United States; his summer with Eugene Loring's company Dance Players; touring with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in the United States; his military service during World War II; teaching; his wife Marcella [Rubin] including an anecdote about their first meeting; dancing at the Metropolitan Opera ballet; the firing of most of the other dancers and the hiring of Antony Tudor and Margaret Craske; becoming a teacher, at Tudor's invitation, at the Juilliard [School], and at the Metropolitan Opera ballet school; opening his own school, in 1968; his approach to teaching.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 82357558 NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118367Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 291ebb90-b2aa-0133-9d4f-60f81dd2b63c
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