Interview with Kurt Jooss, 1967

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Interview with Kurt Jooss, 1967
Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Jooss, Kurt, 1901-1979 (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1967-02-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-2229
Cohen, Frederic A., 1901-1967
Jooss, Kurt, 1901-1979
Joffrey Ballet
Green table (Choreographic work : Jooss)
Radio programs
Content: The sound quality is good.
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 for broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York on its series, Invitation to Dance February 19, 1967 New York (N.Y.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 26 minutes) : analog, 7.5 ips, acetate, half-track, 7 in.
Streaming audio file (approximately 26 minutes). [Introduction of the program and host, Walter Terry, by unidentified speaker.] Walter Terry introduces Kurt Jooss, who is in New York to supervise the Joffrey City Center Ballet [Joffrey Ballet] production of Jooss's ballet, The green table. Jooss speaks with Terry about the creation of The green table, including its origins: the figure of death, which he envisioned as a role for himself; and the need to create a new work for a choreographic competition [Concours de Chorégraphie en souvenir de Jean Börlin, organized by the Archives Internationales de la Danse]; the process of choreographing The green table, in collaboration with composer Fritz Cohen [Frederic A. Cohen]; the great frequency with which this work has been performed; companies which have The green table in their repertory including the Chilean National Ballet; working with the dancers of the Joffrey Ballet; the variety of dramatic roles in The green table; his use of movement to express dramatic elements; his school in Essen (Germany); his current activities including touring with a small company; Terry's concluding remarks. [Closing remarks and announcements by unidentified speaker; music.]
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 45064115
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117170
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 558db5b0-fe63-0137-5cc7-2742dc61ec2e
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  • 1901: Creator Born
  • 1967: Created
  • 1979: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Kurt Jooss, 1967" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Kurt Jooss, 1967" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2021.

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Interview with Kurt Jooss, 1967