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Expanding the audience
Additional title: World of dance (Radio program)
Reiss, Alvin H (Interviewer)
Bennett, Isadora (Interviewee)
Henderson, Robert M (Interviewee)
Schweidel, Philip (Interviewee)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-4
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Performing arts -- Audiences
Radio programs
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.
Venue: Recorded for and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York on its series, World of dance. Recorded in 1965 New York (N.Y.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 28 minutes) : analog, 3.75 ips, acetate, half-track, 5 in.
The sound quality is good.
Streaming audio file (approximately 28 minutes). Alvin H. Reiss introduces the program and his three guests: Isadora Bennett, Philip Schweidel, and Dr. Robert Henderson. Publicist Isadora Bennett speaks with Reiss about the challenges of publicizing dance events including the need to educate the public about dance; how she approaches publicizing little-known types of dance; how she works with newspapers; her work as a publicist for Ballet Theatre [American Ballet Theatre] and for Martha Graham. Following Reiss's introductory remarks, Philip Schweidel, director of tourism for New York City, speaks about the general aims of his department and ways in which an individual or company can attract and provide information about performing arts events and venues to the tourist audience. Following Reiss' introductory remarks, Dr. Robert Henderson, chief of the General Library and Museum of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center [now The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center], speaks with Reiss about the recent [Herbert] Migdol exhibition, and an upcoming exhibition at the Library; the gathering together of the [New York Public Library's] performing arts collections in one place, at Lincoln Center; the performance facilities in the Library and the kind and frequency of (free) programing anticipated; the availability of the Library's performing space to artists, free of charge.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 37283272
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117309
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 260033e0-5314-0137-1f65-7b6bb331fe7f
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  • 1965: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Expanding the audience" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1965.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Expanding the audience" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 30, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1965). Expanding the audience Retrieved from

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Expanding the audience