Interview with Lucia Chase, 1977
NamesChase, Lucia, 1897-1986 (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-10
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-769
TopicsBruhn, Erik, 1928-1986Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986American Ballet Theatre
NotesCitation/reference: For edited transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-769.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1977, October 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 John Gruen
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 24 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss."
DescriptionInterview with Lucia Chase conducted by John Gruen in October, 1977, in New York (N.Y.), as part of the research for John Gruen's book, Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979).
Streaming audio file (approximately 24 minutes). Lucia Chase speaks with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn and how he came to join American Ballet Theatre; Bruhn's illness and what became his farewell performance at the Kennedy Center [John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts]; his subsequent performances with American Ballet Theatre, in The moor's pavane and in Petrouchka; Bruhn's many partners while at American Ballet Theatre including Lupe Serrano; Bruhn as a person and his current relationship with American Ballet Theatre; Antony Tudor and his role at the company; Bruhn's feelings about his retirement; his current physical state.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 80645911NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118554Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 570a3450-7957-0136-172a-3761598ca297
Rights StatementThe copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.
Item timeline of events