What it means to be a dancer: One generation to another: Panel discussion, 1975

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Title
What it means to be a dancer: One generation to another: Panel discussion, 1975
Names
Duncan, Jeff, 1930-1989 (Speaker)
Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982 (Speaker)
Hodes, Stuart (Speaker)
Nagrin, Daniel (Speaker)
Sokolow, Anna (Speaker)
Weidman, Charles (Speaker)
New York University. School of the Arts (Contributor)
Dance Theater Workshop (Contributor)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-02-10
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZT 5-216 (former)
Topics
Duncan, Jeff, 1930-1989
Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982
Hodes, Stuart
Nagrin, Daniel
Sokolow, Anna
Weidman, Charles
Horst, Louis
Dance -- Study and teaching
Dance teachers
Genres
Panel discussions
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded at New York University February 10, 1975 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.
Content: Streaming file 1 (approximately one hour and 40 minutes). Jeff Duncan introduces himself and the program to be presented as well as the panelists: Anna Sokolow, Danny [Daniel] Nagrin, Valerie Bettis, Stuart Hodes, and Charles Weidman (who arrives late); topics discussed, at times in response to questions and comments from the audience, include: how they each first became involved in dance, including anecdotes and reminiscences of Martha Graham, Louis Horst, and Hanya Holm among others; the strong social component of early modern dance as compared with today; the development of their own, independent careers as choreographers including the influence of Louis Horst; the proliferation of modern dance techniques and overall expansion of the modern dance world; casting dance roles; dance training in academic institutions as compared to dance training outside of academia; proliferation of dance students and classes today [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].
Content: Streaming file 2 (approximately 33 minutes). Topics discussed in this portion of the recording, with considerable participation from the audience, include: the question of the dedication and commitment of today's dance students; the difficulty of finding a teacher, like Louis Horst, to act as an inspiration; problems with the teaching of dance at degree-granting institutions; the necessity of finding one's own path.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 2 hr., 13 min.) : polyester, half-track, 1.875 ips. ; 5 in.
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise, and the questions and comments from the audience are often soft and difficult to understand. However, for the most part, the panelists' voices are easily intelligible.
Description
What is means to be a dancer: One generation to another: a panel discussion held on February 10, 1975; sponsored by Dance Theater Workshop and New York University School of the Arts. Jeff Duncan acts as moderator; other panelists include Stuart Hodes, Anna Sokolow, Valerie Bettis, Daniel Nagrin, and Charles Weidman. There is substantial participation from the audience in the form of questions and comments.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 83353484
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20755991
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 52247870-b90f-0133-e018-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1930: Creator Born
  • 1975: Created
  • 1989: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "What it means to be a dancer: One generation to another" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/556bce30-b90f-0133-7638-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "What it means to be a dancer: One generation to another" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/556bce30-b90f-0133-7638-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). What it means to be a dancer: One generation to another Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/556bce30-b90f-0133-7638-60f81dd2b63c

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What it means to be a dancer: One generation to another