Review of Paris Opéra Ballet, interview with Michaël Denard, review of Het Nationale Ballet; and notes on conversation with Rudolf Nureyev, 1978
NamesDenard, Michaël (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-973
TopicsNureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993Denard, Michaël -- InterviewsOpéra de Paris. BalletThéâtre du Silence (Company)Nationale Ballet (Netherlands)Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Grigorovich)Five tangos (Choreographic work : Manen)Faun (Choreographic work : Schayk)
NotesContent: Review of Paris Opera Ballet (approximately 12:30 minutes) and interview with Michaël Denard (approximately 33 minutes), recorded by Walter Terry in Paris, France, in 1978; review of Het Nationale Ballet (Netherlands) (approximately 7 minutes); and notes on a conversation with Rudolf Nureyev (approximately 24 minutes), recorded by Terry in Amsterdam, in 1978.Source characteristics: Sound quality is good overall. Occasionally, volume is low.Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1978 Paris (France) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands)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 Walter Terry
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audio cassette (approximately 1 hr., 30 min.)
DescriptionStreaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes). Walter Terry records his description of the Paris Opéra Ballet's [Opéra de Paris Ballet] production of Yuri Grigorovich's [I︠U︡riĭ Nikolaevich Grigorovich] Romeo and Juliet including as compared with other versions [at approximately 12:27 minutes, this section ends, and the interview with Michaël Denard begins]; Michaël Denard speaks with Terry about his classical and modern roles, including his dancing in Maurice Béjart's Firebird; Le Théâtre du Silence including its beneficial influence on his dancing overall; his approach to different roles; more on Le Théâtre du Silence including the impetus of its founding, the nature of its repertory, and some of his roles with the company [at approximately 43: 33 minutes the interview with Denard ends, and the section containing Terry's notes on Het Nationale Ballet begins]; Terry speaks about Hans van Manen's Five tangos [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 29 minutes). Walter Terry records his description of Hans van Manen's Five tangos including his evaluation of van Manen's musicality; his evaluation of the Het Nationale Ballet's performances of Le corsaire and of Kurt Jooss's Big city [at approximately 4:55 minutes this section ends and Terry's notes on his conversation with Rudolf Nureyev begins]; Terry records his preliminary thoughts on the Nationale Ballet's new version of Afternoon of a faun [Toer van Schayk's Faun] starring Rudolf Nureyev; his conversation of the preceding evening with Nureyev; topics discussed with Nureyev include: Nureyev's upcoming guest appearances with the Nationale Ballet; his thoughts on the  film Valentino; the choreographers Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Murray Louis, Marius Petipa, and August Bournonville; dancing with Cynthia Gregory; and Sol Hurok's plan to have Nureyev produce and dance in spectacular versions of classical ballets at Radio City Music Hall; Terry describes his evaluation (of the world premiere, in Utrecht, by Het National Ballet) of Faun including Nureyev's performance; other works on the program including Hans van Manen's Four Schumann pieces, his Dumbarton Oaks, and Toer van Schayk's Pyrrhic dances; Nureyev's dancing in Four Schumann pieces.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 84122022NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118832Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e19383d0-76fd-0136-de95-1bb84fa6c79c
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