Graham press conference and open rehearsal, 1975Additional title: Martha Graham press conference and open rehearsal
NamesGraham, Martha (Interviewee)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1975-10-28
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-2290
TopicsGraham, MarthaHalston, 1932-1990Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993Lucifer (Choreographic work : Graham)Scarlet letter (Choreographic work : Graham)Lamentation (Choreographic work : Graham)
NotesContent: Press conference and open rehearsal of the Martha Graham Dance Company with Martha Graham, probably at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance in New York City, on October 28, 1975.Source characteristics: The volume is low, and extraneous noise mars the recording.Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: 1975, October 28 New York (N.Y.)Funding: Preservation was made possible in part with public funds from the New York Council on the Arts, 2000-2001.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 43 min.); polyester
DescriptionStreaming audio file 1 (approximately 23 minutes) and streaming audio file 2 (20 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] In response to questions from the press, Martha Graham explains the difference between ballet, modern and contemporary dance; Graham discusses how the designer Halston's understanding of the female body influences his costume design; her meeting with Rudolf Nureyev in London in 1967; Nureyev's appetite for new experiences; Graham announces changes to the Lucifer costumes and choreography; Nureyev's injury prior to the premiere of Lucifer; Graham's philosophy when choreographing for men, using Nureyev as an example [gap]. At the beginning of the open rehearsal, Graham explains the story behind The scarlet letter's "Love Duet" [music plays for ca. 5 min. while dance is performed, then applause]; more on the story of The scarlet letter; Graham introduces Lamentation as the next dance to be rehearsed and describes how she dressed the stage when it was first performed; briefly mentions her collaboration with composer Hunter Johnson on The scarlet letter [music plays for ca. 7 min. while dance is performed, then applause]; Graham thanks everyone for attending. [Ends abruptly.].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 54964427NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15911615Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 35d25780-2c68-0136-2919-0f1e99e1e954
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