Interview with Lucia Chase, 1966

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Interview with Lucia Chase, 1966
Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986 (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1966-02-06
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-75
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-75
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986
National Council on the Arts
American Ballet Theatre
Federal aid to dance -- United States
Dance -- Production and direction
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast on WNYC for its series Invitation to dance 1966 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The processing 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.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 27 min.) : acetate; full-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.
Sound quality is excellent.
Interview with Lucia Chase conducted by Walter Terry, for broadcast on February 6, 1966 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance. The final approximate 8 minutes of the recording are announcements and music. Streaming audio file (approximately 27 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by unidentified speaker.] Walter Terry introduces Lucia Chase, co-director of American Ballet Theatre; Lucia Chase speaks about the recent grant of emergency funds to American Ballet Theatre by the National Council on the Arts; the challenges of managing a ballet company the size of American Ballet Theatre including the need for outside funds; the repertory; choreographers regulary engaged by the company and the dancers' training; the principles underlying the company; the workshop programs; how she came to be co-director with Oliver Smith of the company; annual tours [announcements by unidentified speaker and music].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 36193283
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117202
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6dfe7890-e425-0135-75e3-049fbc4c7f45
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Creator Born
  • 1966: Created
  • 1986: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Lucia Chase" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1966.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Lucia Chase" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 5, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1966). Interview with Lucia Chase Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Lucia Chase