Interview with Alwin Nikolais, 1969

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Additional title: Dance New York (Radio program)
Nikolais, Alwin (Interviewee)
Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1969-11-12 - 1969-11-13
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-3018
Nikolais, Alwin
Alwin Nikolais Dance Company
Triptych (Choreographic work : Nikolais)
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast on Dance New York 1969 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
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 21 min.) : acetate, half-track, 7.5 ips. ; 7 in.
Sound quality is good overall.
Interview with Alwin Nikolais conducted by Marian Horosko at the Henry Street Playhouse, in New York (N.Y.), for broadcast on the series, Dance New York, on radio station WBAI-FM, New York, on November 12 and 13, 1969. Streaming file (approximately 21 minutes). Alwin Nikolais speaks with Marian Horosko about touring with his company, the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company, including its recent European tour; the favorable critical reception and interest in American modern dance in Europe; the upcoming performance and residency at Brooklyn College; how he describes his dance works including his view of the term "multimedia;" the philosophy underlying the so-called "dehumanization" of the human figure in his works [a recorded excerpt from the music, composed by Nikolais as accompaniment to his work Triptych, is played].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 918897990
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20776313
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6f0b3390-b915-0133-fa29-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Alwin Nikolais" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1969-11-12 - 1969-11-13.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Alwin Nikolais" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1969-11-12 - 1969-11-13). Interview with Alwin Nikolais Retrieved from

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Interview with Alwin Nikolais