Tana De Gamez speaks about Ballet Nacional de Cuba

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Title
Tana De Gamez speaks about Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Names
De Gamez, Tana, 1920-
Alonso, Fernando, 1914- (Interviewee)
Alonso, Alicia, 1921- (Interviewee)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1968
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTL 4-1201[sound disc]
Topics
Alonso, Fernando, 1914-
Alonso, Alicia, 1921-
Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Carmen (Choreographic work : Alonso, Alberto)
Ballet -- Political aspects
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Tana de Gamez, host of the radio program Latin American World on WBAI, New York, speaks about the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Alicia Alonso, in a program recorded or broadcast in 1968 (tracks 1-5). De Gamez interviews Fernando Alsonso in the offices of Ballet Nacional de Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (tracks 6-7) and speaks briefly with Alicia Alonso, at a rehearsal of the company, also in the company's offices in Havana (final ca. 3 min. of track 7). The portion recorded in Cuba was recorded for the radio station WRBR-FM, New York.
The sound quality of the first part (tracks 1-5) is good. The speakers are clearly audible in the second part (tracks 6-7), but the recording is severely marred by extraneous noise.
Funding: Preservation was funded in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, 2000-2001.
Acquisition: Tana de Gamez; Gift. NN-PD
Physical Description
Extent: 1 sound disc (ca. 29 min.):digital ;4 3/4 in.
Description
Tracks 1 - 5 (ca. 22 min.). Tana de Gamez, host of the radio program, Latin American World, on WBAI, New York, speaks about the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Alicia Alonso; Alonso's successful career in the U.S. before moving back to Cuba; her recent performance in Alberto Alonso's Carmen; the various literary and musical sources of Carmen; Alberto Alonso's Carmen, including Alicia Alonso's performance; her partners, including Azarii Plisetskii; quotes Arnold Haskell's comments about Alicia Alonso; Alonso's life and reputation in Cuba today; the political aspects of Alonso's career, primarily the fact that she is barred by the U.S. government from performing in the U.S., the manner in which she is written (or not written) about by U.S. dance reviewers including Don McDonagh and Clive Barnes, and her patriotism.Tracks 6-7 (ca. 7 min.). [Extraneous noise]. Tana De Gamez speaks with Fernando Alonso about the Nacional Ballet de Cuba in the administrative office of the company, in Havana, Cuba about the company and his wife Alicia Alonso, and speaks about the politics of their situation [the site of the recording changes to a room where a rehearsal of the company is in progress]; De Gamez introduces Alicia Alonso, who invites her U.S. fans to come to see her company in Cuba.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 223398843
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16827951
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c14e1420-9740-0136-a5ef-0fe137a29c89
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Item timeline of events

  • 1968: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tana De Gamez speaks about Ballet Nacional de Cuba" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1968. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/42a26850-3ba3-0134-09d3-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tana De Gamez speaks about Ballet Nacional de Cuba" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 26, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/42a26850-3ba3-0134-09d3-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1968). Tana De Gamez speaks about Ballet Nacional de Cuba Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/42a26850-3ba3-0134-09d3-60f81dd2b63c

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Tana De Gamez speaks about Ballet Nacional de Cuba