Interview with Clive Barnes and Patricia Barnes, 1978

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Title
Interview with Clive Barnes and Patricia Barnes, 1978
Additional title: Interview with Patricia Barnes,1978
Names
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008 (Interviewee)
Barnes, Patricia (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-01-09 - 1978-01-10
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-766
Topics
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008
Barnes, Patricia
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1978, January 9 and 10 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The conservation 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.
Acquisition: Gift John Gruen
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes). Clive Barnes speaks with John Gruen about his own background as a dance critic including his involvement with the Ballet Club at Oxford University and the dance journal Arabesque; becoming the first dance critic ever of The Times; moving to the United States where he now writes for the [New York] Post; seeing Erik Bruhn dance for the first time, with the Metropolitan Ballet in a London suburb; his impressions of Bruhn as a dancer and as a person at that time; seeing him dance in the United States; Rudolf Nureyev and his relationship with Bruhn [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 46 minutes). Clive Barnes speaks with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn including possible reasons choreographers created so few ballets for him; Bruhn's partnership with Carla Fracci including as compared with that of Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn; Nureyev's creating of roles for himself within existing choreography, as for example in [Birgit Cullberg's] Miss Julie; Anthony Dowell as compared to Bruhn; Bruhn's dramatic abilities including in roles such as Madge [in La sylphide]; reasons Maria [Tallchief] and Bruhn were not compatible as partners [gap at approximately 26:30 minutes followed by Patricia Barnes' joining the discussion]; Clive and Patricia Barnes speak with Gruen about Bruhn's return from retirement including his new career as a character dancer; Bruhn's seeming diffidence about his career including various opportunities he declined to pursue; more on Nureyev's and Bruhn's relationship [ends abruptly].
Content: Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 46 minutes). Clive and Patricia Barnes continue to speak with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn and his career including more about his retirement; Peter Martins; Bruhn and Swan lake; Bruhn's choreographic talent; his perfectionism; Bruhn and [José Limón's] The Moor's pavane including his remarks about Nureyev; the role of Petrouchka; the ballet Rasputin [John Clouser's ballet Rasputin, the holy devil]; Barnes' assessment of Bruhn as a dancer and his influence on Barnes as a critic; Bruhn in Ashton's Romeo and Juliet; Bruhn's personality including his charisma [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 4]
Content: Streaming audio file 4, (approximately 4 minutes). Clive and Patricia Barnes continue to speak with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn's personality including reference to a letter from Bruhn and an anecdote with respect to Misha [Mikhail Baryshnikov] and Nureyev.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 2 hr., 22 min.)
Sound quality is quality is good. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise and short gaps
Description
Interview with Clive and Patricia Barnes conducted by John Gruen on January 10 and 11, 1978, in New York (N.Y.), as part of the research for John Gruen's book, Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979). The interview is conducted primarily with Clive Barnes. Patricia Barnes does not participate in streaming audio file 1, and contributes relatively few remarks overall.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 82286644
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118598
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): afab7170-7960-0136-0751-0f6339294311
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1927: Creator Born
  • 1978: Created (Approximate)
  • 2008: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Clive Barnes and Patricia Barnes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978 - 1978. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4e953b80-c31a-0133-1317-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Clive Barnes and Patricia Barnes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4e953b80-c31a-0133-1317-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978 - 1978). Interview with Clive Barnes and Patricia Barnes Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4e953b80-c31a-0133-1317-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Clive Barnes and Patricia Barnes