Interview with Patricia Balz Vincent , 1978

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Title
Interview with Patricia Balz Vincent , 1978
Names
Vincent, Patricia Balz (Interviewee)
Bowers, Theresa (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-12-27
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-414
Topics
Horst, Louis
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
Weidman, Charles
Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992
Vincent, Patricia Balz
Humphrey-Weidman Company
Bennington School of the Dance
Mills College
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Additional physical form: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-414.
Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.
Source characteristics: Sound quality is good.
Venue: Recorded by Theresa Bowers for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1978, December 27 Durham (N.C.)
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., 30 min.) : analog, 1.875 ips, quarter-track
Description
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Patricia Balz Vincent speaks with Theresa Bowers about her early dance training; encountering modern dance and the Humphrey-Weidman Company as a student at Sweet Briar College; her experiences at the Bennington College Summer School of the Dance including classes with Hanya Holm, and Louis Horst; her affinity for Doris Humphrey and her choreography; Charles Weidman including the beauty of his movements; her memories of José Limón in [Humphrey's] New dance; her summer at Mills College including her impressions of Martha Hill; performances she saw at Bennington College including Humphrey's Passacaglia [Passacaglia and fugue in C minor] and Martha Graham's American document; moving to New York City to pursue her interest in dance.Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 42 minutes). Patricia Balz Vincent speaks with Theresa Bowers about her time with the Humphrey-Weidman Company [1940-1943]; her memories of Doris Humphrey and her work including Passacaglia and fugue in C minor, Life of the bee, and Decade; her summer, in 1941, at Bennington College as a member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, including her memories of Charles Weidman and his work Opus 51; leaving the company in 1943 to work with the Red Cross; Weidman's parodies of other dancers; attitudes among modern dancers toward ballet at the time including admiration for Antony Tudor; Humphrey's attempt to teach her dancers how to direct an accompanist; [final approximate 3:30 minutes consists of Vincent's and Bowers' remarks while Vincent looks through performance programs].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 82619052
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20904400
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 71986560-c317-0133-96de-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Patricia Balz Vincent , 1978" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/75254070-c317-0133-15b2-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Patricia Balz Vincent , 1978" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/75254070-c317-0133-15b2-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Interview with Patricia Balz Vincent , 1978 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/75254070-c317-0133-15b2-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Patricia Balz Vincent , 1978