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Interview with Klaus and Karen Neiiendam

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Title
Interview with Klaus and Karen Neiiendam
Additional title: Interview with Klaus Neiiendam
Names
Neiiendam, Klaus (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-871
Topics
Bournonville, Antoine, 1760-1843
Bournonville, August, 1805-1879
Bournonville family
Hennings, Betty Schnell
Neiiendam, Klaus -- Interviews
Neiiendam, Karen -- Interviews
Genres
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
Content: Interview with Klaus and Karen Neiiendam, curators and archivists of the Theatre Museum, conducted by Walter Terry at the old Court Theatre [now housing the Theatre Museum] in Copenhagen, Denmark, circa 1979, as part of the research for Walter Terry's book, The King's ballet master: a biography of Denmark's August Bournonville (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1979). In the latter part of streaming audio file 2, at times Klaus Neiiendam speaks to Karen Neiiendam in the Danish language.
Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1979 Copenhagen (Denmark)
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.
Acquisition: Gift Walter Terry
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 5 min.)
Description
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] Klaus and Karen Neiiendam speak with Walter Terry about Antoine Bournonville's social and political beliefs including his interest in democratic principles; August Bournonville's visit to Russia and its influence on his art; the discipline August demanded of his dancers; his tendency to make ordinary people the main characters of his ballets; the status of performers in Denmark at the time including Johanne Luise Heiberg and Betty Hennings; Andrea Kraetzmar; Lucile Grahn including her exile in Germany; the old Court Theatre [now housing the Theatre Museum] including its use as a school and for rehearsals [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 19 minutes). Klaus and Karen Neiiendam speak with Walter Terry about August Bournonville and his concept of pantomime; anecdotes about the Bournonville family and other notable figures in the Danish ballet world. [In this last section of the recording, at times Klaus speaks to Karen in the Danish language.]
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 82403212
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118731
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ccc75ae0-78bd-0136-938a-7b213eef8dbe
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1979: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Klaus and Karen Neiiendam" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/384f8ff0-3b6f-0134-5afa-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Klaus and Karen Neiiendam" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2020. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/384f8ff0-3b6f-0134-5afa-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979). Interview with Klaus and Karen Neiiendam Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/384f8ff0-3b6f-0134-5afa-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Klaus and Karen Neiiendam