Interview with Franklin White, 1991-1992
NamesWhite, Franklin, 1924- (Interviewee)Farlow, Lesley (Interviewer)
Dance Oral History Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1991-10-30 - 1992-01-02
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-1765 (former)
TopicsWhite, Franklin, 1924- -- InterviewsFonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979Tudor, Antony, 1908-1987Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004Rambert, MarieBallet RambertSadler's Wells BalletVic-Wells BalletRoyal BalletNational Academy of Dance (Urbana, Ill.)
NotesVenue: Interview with Franklin White conducted by Lesley Farlow, for the Oral History Project at the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on October 30, 1991 and January 2, 1992, in New York, N.Y.; and on January 20, 1992 in Waterford, Conn.Content: For transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-1765.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 4 audiocassettes (approximately 4 hr., 35 min.) : analog, stereo
DescriptionStreaming files 1 and 2 [cassette 1], October 30, 1991 (approximately one hour and 32 minutes). Mr. White discusses his childhood; training with Madame Rambert; performing with the Ballet Rambert; joining Sadler's Wells Ballet; World War II; the debut of the Royal Ballet in the United States; his roles; Leonide Massine; Margot Fonteyn; training opera singers in Canada -- Streaming files 3 and 4 [cassette 2], January 2, 1992 (approximately 49 minutes). The National Academy of Dance, Urbana, IL; directing opera; watching Frederic Franklin and Alexandra Danilova in Giselle; Alicia Markova; the Royal Ballet's Russian tour of 1961; lecture/demonstration tours of South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe -- Streaming files 5 and 6 [cassette 3], January 2, 1992 (approximately 49 minutes). Tours of South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Canada; guest teaching and directing; teaching ballet mime; filming Sleeping beauty for American television; Walter Terry; lyric theatre -- Streaming files 7 and 8 [cassette 4], January 20, 1992 (approximately 38 minutes). Working in the Mercury Theatre during World War II; touring Africa and England; performing with Nureyev and Fonteyn in Giselle; Joan Sutherland; Antony Tudor and Hugh Laing.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY936016941-RNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12119134Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3fdbb960-c313-0133-578e-60f81dd2b63c
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