Interview with Rochelle Zide,1977

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Interview with Rochelle Zide,1977
Zide, Rochelle
Anderson, Jack, 1935-

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1977
Date Captured: 1977-05-21
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-801
Denham, Sergei, 1896-1970
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013
Cobos, Antonia
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979
Chapman, Rachel
Zide, Rochelle
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Lady and the unicorn (Choreographic work : Rosen, H)
Radio programs
Television programs
spoken word
Sound recordings
Interview with Rochelle Zide conducted by Jack Anderson on May 21, 1977.
Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including an unrelated conversation being conducted in the vicinity of the interview.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Jack Anderson May 21, 1977
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.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 streaming audio files (approximately 1 hour and 39 minutes):digital
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). Rochelle Zide speaks with Jack Anderson about joining the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; the great variation with respect to the dancers' technical ability and physical type; Igor Youskevitch; Frederic Franklin; the lack of artistic direction and teachers; Franklin's reasons for leaving the company; Leonide Massine including his working style; symphonic ballets including Massine's Harold in Italy; the difficulties in staging Massine's ballets today; Antonio Cobos; Hans Rosen and his ballet Dame à la licorne [Lady and the unicorn]; Boris Romanoff's ballet Harlequinade including Alicia Alonso's and Igor Youskevitch's wonderful performances; Salvador Juárez's ballet Tragedy at Calabria; Sergei Denham's lack of artistic vision; Nina Novak and her ballet Variations classiques; Denham as a person; Julius Fleischmann; touring including problems that arose with the productions [ends abruptly but continues directly on streaming audio file 2].Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 47 minutes). Rochelle Zide speaks with Jack Anderson about touring and problems that arose with the productions; life on tour; the Allen Banks [phonetic spelling] award; Rachel Chapman; various people involved in the administration of the company; the decline of the company; the company's production of The nutcracker; Alexandra Danilova; her reasons for leaving and joining the Joffrey Ballet [ends abruptly].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 37633229
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118683
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f908e3c0-e426-0135-bd58-2f2b968c2249
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Item timeline of events

  • 1977: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rochelle Zide,1977" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rochelle Zide,1977" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 18, 2019.

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Interview with Rochelle Zide,1977