Interview with Patricia Balz Vincent , 1978
NamesVincent, Patricia Balz (Interviewee)Bowers, Theresa (Interviewer)
Dance Oral History Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978-12-27
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-414
TopicsHorst, LouisHumphrey, Doris, 1895-1958Weidman, CharlesHolm, Hanya, 1893-1992Vincent, Patricia BalzHumphrey-Weidman CompanyBennington School of the DanceMills College
NotesAdditional 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 DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 30 min.) : analog, 1.875 ips, quarter-track
DescriptionStreaming 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 ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 82619052NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20904400Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 71986560-c317-0133-96de-60f81dd2b63c
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