Interview with Noemi Lapzeson, 1972

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Interview with Noemi Lapzeson, 1972
Lapzeson, Noemi, 1940- (Interviewee)
Rogosin, Elinor (Speaker)
Rogosin, Elinor (Donor)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1972-08
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-688 reel 9 (former)
Lapzeson, Noemi, 1940-
Graham, Martha
London Contemporary Dance School
Content: Streaming file (approximately 23 minutes). Noemi Lapzeson, a former member of Martha Graham Dance Company, speaks with Elinor Rogosin about the London Contemporary Dance School, including the roles of Robin Howard and Robert Cohan in its establishment; the teaching of Graham technique as the School's initial focus; the students; the difficulty of finding an audience in England for contemporary dance; numerous influences on the School, for example, that of Merce Cunningham and Dan Wagoner; the waning influence of Graham at the School; Lapzeson's background and training, in her native Argentina and at the Juilliard School; her immediate affinity with Martha Graham's work; her personal disappointment that she is not able to stage Graham's work coupled with her understanding as to why Graham does not want her works staged without her personal involvement; Lapzeson's quixotic feeling that she is teaching Graham technique to dancers who will probably never use it; her views on the current situation at the Martha Graham Dance Company.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Elinor Rogosin August, 1972 London (England)
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 of Elinor Rogosin
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 23 min.) : polyester
Sound quality is good.
Interview with Noemi Lapzeson conducted by Elinore Rogosin in August 1972 at The Place, London.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 84208815
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118510
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3a0a6ad0-b2b4-0133-e523-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Noemi Lapzeson" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1972.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Noemi Lapzeson" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019.

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Interview with Noemi Lapzeson