Education and dancing at the High School of Performing Arts, New York, 1967Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesTerry, Walter (Interviewer)Malinka, Bella (Interviewee)Walker, Norman (Interviewee)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1967-03-26
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-77
TopicsMatteo -- InterviewsWalker, Norman -- InterviewsMalinka, Bella -- InterviewsHigh School of Performing Arts (New York, N.Y.)Dance schools -- New York (State) -- New YorkDance teachersDance schoolsNew York (State) -- New York
NotesContent: Interview with High School of Performing Arts instructors: Norman Walker, on modern dance; Bella Malinka, on ballet; and Matteo, on classical Indian dance; conducted by Walter Terry at the School of Performing Arts, and broadcast March 26, 1967 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance.Content: The sound quality is good overall.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.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance March 26, 1967 New York (N.Y.)Content: Music and introductory remarks by unidentified speaker.Content: Closing remarks by unidentified speaker and music.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reel Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 26 minutes); acetate; full-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.
DescriptionWalter Terry introduces the three teachers from the High School of Performing Arts: Bella Malinka (ballet), Norman Walker (modern dance), and Matteo (classical Indian dance), and describes the general orientation and goals of the High School of Performing Arts. Walter Terry and the three guests discuss the following topics: the School's curriculum for dance students; problems in training high school students to a high degree of technical proficiency in ballet; the School's emphasis on the students' acquiring of performing experience; the program for this year's annual dance performance; students' extra-curricular engagements; Matteo's methods of teaching classical Indian dance to American high school students; the suitability of the school's dance training as preparation for any kind of dance career; the difficulty of pursuing academic subjects in tandem with training and performing; the rewards and challenges of working with young people.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36936955NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117205Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3aa13590-3471-0137-113e-4f6a35cb9cf0
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