Interview with John ButlerAdditional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesButler, John, 1920-1993 (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1967
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-74
TopicsButler, John, 1920-1993 -- InterviewsRhodes, LawrenceMenotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007Ilott, PamelaBoston BalletSeason in hell (Choreographic work : Butler)Sebastian (Choreographic work : Butler)Carmina burana (Choreographic work : Butler)ChoreographyBallet in television
NotesBiographical/historical: Interview with John Butler conducted by Walter Terry as host for radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance, in 1967.Content: The sound quality is fair. Volume is relatively low, and the recording is marred by tape hiss. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.Funding: The processing 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.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance 1967 New York (N.Y.)Content: [Music and introduction of program by unidentified speaker.]Content: [Music and closing remarks by unidentified speaker.]
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reel Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 31 minutes); polyester, half-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.
DescriptionWalter Terry introduces John Butler; John Butler speaks about his choreography including his work for Martha Graham; working with the dancer Lawrence Rhodes of the Harkness Ballet on Butler's new ballet, Rimbeaud [A season in hell]; his ballet, Sebastian; the music of Gian Carlo Menotti; choreographing for the Boston Ballet; the problems of choreographing for television; working for Pamela Ilott, executive producer for the CBS television series, Lamp unto my feet; choreographing for opera ballets including Carmina burana and La traviata; the themes which inspire his choreography.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 37122339NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117380Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 51df79e0-3470-0137-4b47-3f12a56ce4d1
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