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Interview with Alexander Grant, 1977

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Title
Interview with Alexander Grant, 1977
Names
Grant, Alexander, 1925-2011 (Interviewer)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-11-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-773
Topics
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
Grant, Alexander, 1925-2011
National Ballet of Canada
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Citation/reference: For edited transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-773.
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 44 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] Alexander Grant, artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada speaks with John Gruen about the repertoire of the company's current season, in particular Erik Bruhn's productions of Coppélia and La sylphide; his first meeting Bruhn while on tour with dancers (mainly) from the Royal Ballet; Bruhn's reputation as an excellent teacher; Grant's directorship of the National Ballet of Canada including the process of deciding whether to accept the position; Bruhn's reasons for not having accepted the directorship himself; Celia Franca's reasons for resigning; character roles including Bruhn as a character dancer; Leonide Massine and how he helped Grant in his career; the transition from student to company member.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1977, November 17 Toronto (Canada)
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 John Gruen
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 44 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise.
Description
Interview with Alexander Grant conducted by John Gruen on November 17, 1977 in Toronto, Canada, as part of the research for John Gruen's book, Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979).
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 951031724
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118612
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4b0bd860-7957-0136-c205-31edcb31f72c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1925: Creator Born
  • 1977: Created
  • 2011: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Alexander Grant" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/748fb840-c31a-0133-c8b1-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Alexander Grant" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 7, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/748fb840-c31a-0133-c8b1-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Interview with Alexander Grant Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/748fb840-c31a-0133-c8b1-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Alexander Grant