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Interview with Ted Shawn, 1964

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Interview with Ted Shawn, 1964
Additional title: Profiles (Radio program)
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Interviewee)
Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1964
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-3060
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Denishawn Dancers
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Radio interviews
Radio programs
Content: Streaming file (approximately 27 minutes). [Introductory remarks by host Marian Horosko.] Marian Horosko introduces Ted Shawn; Ted Shawn speaks about the 23rd season of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival including companies and dancers who will be performing; his marriage and partnership with Ruth St. Denis; an anecdote about performing in Topeka, Kansas [break in narrative and apparent change of venue]; Ted Shawn speaks about the Denishawn Dancers; touring including his view that audiences on tour should be entertained; American dancers today [break in narrative and apparent change of venue back to the Russian Tea Room]; male dancing and Shawn's pioneering role in making dance a serious career for men [closing remarks by Horosko].
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN-FM 1964 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 27 min.) : acetate, half-track, ips not specified ; 7 in.
Sound quality is fair to good. There are two short breaks in the narrative, and the first approximate 11:45 minutes and final 2:25 minutes of the interview are marred by extraneous noise due to the fact that it is being recorded in a restaurant.
Interview conducted by Marian Horosko, as host, with Ted Shawn, primarily at the Russian Tea Room restaurant in New York City, for broadcast on radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series Profiles, in 1964. Horosko states that the program is to include an interview with Martyn Green, but the recording contains only the interview with Shawn.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 926061788
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20822270
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 718d2b90-b929-0133-badb-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1891: Creator Born
  • 1964: Created
  • 1972: Creator Died
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Ted Shawn" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1964.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Ted Shawn" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 31, 2020.

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Interview with Ted Shawn