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Interview with Lucia Chase, 1977

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Interview with Lucia Chase, 1977
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986 (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-10
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-769
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986
American Ballet Theatre
Citation/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 Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 24 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss."
Interview 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 Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 80645911
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118554
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 570a3450-7957-0136-172a-3761598ca297
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Creator Born
  • 1977: Created
  • 1986: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Lucia Chase" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Lucia Chase" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 4, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Interview with Lucia Chase Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Lucia Chase