Artistic criticism and appreciation in America

More Details Cite This Item

Library division & collection with this item:

This Item

Artistic criticism and appreciation in America

View this item elsewhere:

Title
Artistic criticism and appreciation in America
Names
De Mille, Agnes (Creator)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960-05-06 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-102
Topics
De Mille, Agnes
Dance critics -- United States
Audiences
Art appreciation
Performing arts -- Art appreciation
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc
Dance critics
Ballet -- Appreciation
Genres
Lectures
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Agnes de Mille
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 48 minutes). [Introduction of Agnes de Mille by an unidentified speaker]; De Mille speaks about her time in college, at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) including an anecdote about her poor grades in music and dancing; the two main kinds of dancing, folk and interpretive, taught then at school; anecdotes about the choreography and costumes she created for an athletic award ceremony; how she defines "living theater" and "living audiences;" what she dislikes about performing live for television including the feeling of estrangement from the audience; movie previews and audience responses; dance and drama critics, in particular the influence of the New York critics on national programing and audiences; the aesthetic and intellectual laziness of the American public, in particular, the tendency toward conformity; the ability of an individual to understand and appreciate the arts based on one's own judgment; generally, how past eras were also full of hardships; De Mille reads from and comments on the writings of [Joseph] Conrad about technique and craftsmanship; the great power of art, in particular that of live theater. [Applause].
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded at Benoit College May 6, 1960? Beloit (Wis.)
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
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 48 min.) : acetate, half-track; 3.75 ips; 7 in.
Sound quality is good.
Description
Lecture by Agnes de Mille on artistic criticism and appreciation in the United States, recorded at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin. The date of the lecture is May 6, and the year around 1960.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 36936976
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117211
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): deb35880-4c81-0136-0c49-0db7199c5a9d
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1960: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Artistic criticism and appreciation in America" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4c667800-3ba4-0134-d76e-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Artistic criticism and appreciation in America" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 25, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4c667800-3ba4-0134-d76e-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1960). Artistic criticism and appreciation in America Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4c667800-3ba4-0134-d76e-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4c667800-3ba4-0134-d76e-60f81dd2b63c | title= (sound recording) Artistic criticism and appreciation in America, (1960) }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=August 25, 2019 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

Artistic criticism and appreciation in America