Interview with Theodora Wiesner, 1979
NamesWiesner, Theodora (Interviewee)Farlow, Lesley (Interviewer)
Dance Oral History Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979-03-08
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-640
TopicsHill, Martha, 1900-1995Wiesner, Theodora -- InterviewsBennington College. School of the Dance, 1934-1942Connecticut College. School of DanceState Teachers College (Fredericksburg, Va.)New York UniversityWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Dance and the war
NotesAdditional physical form: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-640.Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.Source characteristics: Sound quality ranges from fair (streaming audio file 1) to poor (streaming audio file 2). The speakers' voices are soft and not always intelligible, in particular on streaming audio file 2.Venue: Recorded for the Oral History Project of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center 1979, 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 audio cassette (approximately 1 hr., 3 min.); 1.875 ips
DescriptionStreaming audio file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Theodora Wiesner speaks with Leslie Farley about her background including her training in physical education and dance at the University of Wisconsin; her graduate study in education at New York University; Martha Hill including their visits to dance programs at colleges throughout the United States; teaching, at the (former) State Teachers College of Fredericksburg, including an anecdote about her choreography for the May Day celebration; leaving to teach at the University of Pennsylvania; the New York University's summer dance camp; the Bennington College summer dance program; performing in Martha Graham's Panorama [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 44 minutes). [Sound quality is poor in this streaming audio file.] Theodora Wiesner speaks with Leslie Farley about her experiences during World War II; her career as an educator including at the Connecticut College School of Dance and Brooklyn College.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 79780186NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118452Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 396dfc00-c27e-0135-ab31-000b4fd72e78
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