Interview with Rebecca Wright, 1976

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Interview with Rebecca Wright. 1976, May 31, 1976

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Title
Interview with Rebecca Wright, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Names
Wright, Rebecca (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-05-31
Date Created: 1976
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-656 (former)
Topics
Wright, Rebecca
Joffrey, Robert
American Ballet Theatre
Joffrey Ballet
Genres
Interviews
Radio programs
Notes
Content: Streaming file 1 (approximately one hour). [Introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen introduces his guest, Rebecca Wright; Gruen and Wright discuss her roles at the Joffrey Ballet including Titania in Frederick Ashton's The dream; her reasons for leaving the Joffrey Ballet and joining American Ballet Theatre; her experience so far at American Ballet Theatre; her upcoming roles including in a new production of The sleeping beauty, staged by Mary Skeaping [an excerpt of a recording of The sleeping beauty, by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, is played]; her role in Agnes de Mille's Rodeo; her background and training including the influence of Robert Joffrey; reasons a number of dancers have recently left the Joffrey Ballet; Agnes de Mille's new ballet Texas fourth; casting at American Ballet Theatre; additional upcoming roles including in Le sacre du printemps [Rite of spring] with Baryshnikov; [an excerpt of a recording of music composed by Aaron Copland for Rodeo, the Buckaroo section, is played]; why she dances; [an excerpt of a recording of the music composed by Aaron Copland for Rodeo, the Hoedown section, is played]; Wright, a soloist, speaks about working with principal dancers at American Ballet Theatre, including Makarova, Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Marcia Haydée, and Ivan [Nagy]; Gruen's closing remarks; [music and closing remarks of Oscar Buhler].
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Broadcast by WNCN-FM 1976, May 31 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.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is good.
Description
Interview with Rebecca Wright conducted by John Gruen, as host on radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance, for broadcast on May 31, 1976.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 78311492
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118473
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6bd803e0-b2b3-0133-5be0-60f81dd2b63c
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rebecca Wright" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6f763de0-b2b3-0133-5744-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rebecca Wright" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 15, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6f763de0-b2b3-0133-5744-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Rebecca Wright Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6f763de0-b2b3-0133-5744-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Rebecca Wright