Interview with Gerald Arpino, 1975
NamesArpino, Gerald (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1975-09-13Date Created: 1975-09-22
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-647 (former)
TopicsArpino, GeraldJoffrey BalletRelativity of Icarus (Choreographic work : Arpino)Orpheus times light (Choreographic work : Arpino)Drums, dreams and banjos (Choreographic work : Arpino)Orpheus times light (Choreographic work : Arpino)Relativity of Icarus (Choreographic work : Arpino)Male dancers
NotesCitation/reference: For edited transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-647.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by John Gruen September 13 and 22, 1975 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.Content: Streaming file 1, September 13, 1975 (approximately 48 minutes). Gerald Arpino speaks with John Gruen about the American male dancer; his thoughts on Mikhail Baryshnikov; attitudes toward male ballet dancers in the United States; changes in training that would raise the level of male dancers in the United States; his relationship with the dancers [in the Joffrey Ballet]; choreographing for his male dancers; his work [Relativity of] Icarus; his upcoming work Orpheus [Orpheus times light]; some of the male dancers in the company [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].Content: Streaming file 2, September 13, 1975 continued (approximately 19 minutes). Gerald Arpino speaks with John Gruen about the American male dancer; ballets he has created for male dancers; his work using the music of Stephen Foster [Drums, dreams and banjos]; an anecdote about recruiting an athlete to be a dancer.Content: Streaming file 3, September 22, 1975 (approximately 44 minutes). Gerald Arpino speaks with John Gruen about his career as a choreographer including his characterization of himself as an American choreographer and how this is reflected in his work; his choreographic style including his use of modern dance forms; more on his work [Relativity of] Icarus; critics of his work; Robert Joffrey's choreography compared with his own; more on his own choreography including the extent to which it is influenced by the company's needs; more on his myth-based works Icarus and Orpheus [Orpheus times light].
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 1 hr., 49 min.) : polyester; quarter-track, 1.875 ips.Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by "tape hiss" (in streaming files 1 and 2) as well as occasional short gaps, but for the most part the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Gerald Arpino conducted by John Gruen as research for an article in The New York Times, on September 13 and 22, 1975, in New York, N.Y.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 78033462NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118458Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7f43a570-b2ac-0133-524a-60f81dd2b63c
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