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Title
Interview with Raven Wilkinson,1977
Names
Wilkinson, Raven
Anderson, Jack, 1935-
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1977
Date Captured: 1977-07-05
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-801
Topics
Novak, Nina
Alonso, Alicia, 1921-
Denham, Sergei, 1896-1970
Wilkinson, Raven
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Racism and the arts
African American dancers
Audiotapes -- Wilkinson, R
Genres
Interviews (Sound recordings)
spoken word
Sound recordings
Interviews
Notes
Interview with Raven Wilkinson conducted by Jack Anderson on July 5, 1977, probably in New York City. There is a second, unidentified person present who also participates in the interview.
Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by extraneous noise.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Jack Anderson July 5, 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 31 minutes):digital
Description
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). Raven Wilkinson speaks with Jack Anderson about her dance training as a child and adolescent; joining the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; company members who helped her including Alexandra Danilova; some of her roles; Alicia Alonso and her coaching of the corps de ballet in dramatic technique; anecdotes about Alicia Alonso and various performances; the strong company spirit at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; touring with the company in the southern United States [ends abruptly but continues directly on streaming audio file 2].Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 39 minutes). Raven Wilkinson speaks with Jack Anderson about touring in the southern United States and the racism she faced as an African-American including the threat of violence; Sergei Denham's response to the racism she encountered and his reproaches when she left the company; Nina Novak; the departure of various dancers.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 37633226
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118682
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ed668040-e426-0135-f1ba-492f8c9d6261
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Raven Wilkinson,1977" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/544b8f20-3b73-0134-b90f-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Raven Wilkinson,1977" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 16, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/544b8f20-3b73-0134-b90f-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Interview with Raven Wilkinson,1977 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/544b8f20-3b73-0134-b90f-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Raven Wilkinson,1977