Interview with Christopher D'Amboise, 1978

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Interview with Christopher D'Amboise, 1978
D'Amboise, Christopher
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-05
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-817
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934-
DAmboise, ChristopherAmboise, Christopher
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 43 minutes). Christopher D'Amboise speaks with Walter Terry about his decision to become a dancer; his family including how his parents felt about his career choice; the kinds of roles he prefers; his teachers including his female teachers compared to his male teachers; roles in the New York City Ballet repertory he would like to dance; partnering; his early performances including in The nutcracker; roles he is learning; the difficulty of balancing his personal life with his career; his classes in dance types other than ballet; his relationship with his father, Jacques D'Amboise including an anecdote about a demonstration he gave at Christopher's school [ends abruptly].
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1978, May 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 Walter Terry
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 43 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss."
Interview with Christopher D'Amboise conducted by Walter Terry in May, 1978 in New York City, as research for a possible article about male dancers in the United States.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 81240483
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118640
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c8296260-7956-0136-eda5-7d9b81747b8a
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  • 1978: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Christopher D'Amboise" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Christopher D'Amboise" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 7, 2019.

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Interview with Christopher D'Amboise