Interviews with New York City Ballet and with Joffrey Ballet corps de ballet members, 1970Additional title: Dance focus (Radio program)
NamesRogosin, Elinor (Contributor)Rogosin, Elinor (Donor)WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.) (Contributor)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1970-11-22
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-688 reel 10, side A (former)
TopicsNew York City BalletJoffrey BalletStrikes and lockouts -- Performing artsLabor unionsDance -- Economic aspects
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Elinor Rogosin November 22, 1970 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 of Elinor Rogosin
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 26 min.) : polyesterSound quality is good to fair. The recording is marred by gaps throughout, and the section of the recording in which the Joffrey Ballet dancers speak is also marred by extraneous noise as well as some distortion in the sound.
DescriptionInterviews with corps members of the New York City Ballet and of the Joffrey Ballet conducted by Elinor Rogosin, as host, for broadcast on November 22, 1970 by radio station WBAI, New York on its series, Dance focus.
Streaming file (approximately 26 minutes). Elinor Rogosin speaks with three corps de ballet members of New York City Ballet about the effect on them of the musicians' strike in the spring of 1970; their overall good relationship with management, and their working conditions; [interviews end; Rogosin comments on the dancers' remarks and speaks briefly about the respective corporate relationships of New York City Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet with the City Center of Music and Drama]; Rogosin speaks with two male dancers of the Joffrey Ballet about the economic aspects of dancing with the Joffrey Ballet including as compared with other companies and in commercial productions; their thoughts on AGMA [American Guild of Musical Artists]; the economic difficulties of obtaining public and private money for a small ballet company; touring as an economic tool; [interviews end; Rogosin speaks about structural differences between New York City Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet.].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 84618361NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118511Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5287a4a0-b2b4-0133-63d2-60f81dd2b63c
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