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Interview with Edward Villella

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Interview with Edward Villella
Villella, Edward, 1936- (Interviewee)
Villella, Edward, 1936- (Dancer)
Schieffer, Bob (Host)

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Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1979-04-23
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8854
Ballet -- Excerpts
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Telecast on CBS News' Monday Morning program, April 23, 1979. Host: Bob Schieffer.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (9 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Interview with Edward Villella, marking the opening of National Dance Week. The interview is preceded by brief excerpts from The Nutcracker and from Dance in America's recordings of Balanchine's Tzigane, Graham's Appalachian Spring, Taylor's Esplanade, and Smuin's Romeo and Juliet. An excerpt of Feld's Danzon Cubano is shown during the interview. Villella, seen dancing in a brief clip from Balanchine's Harlequinade, discusses what makes American ballet American, his impact on male dancing, and the affinities of dance and athletics.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926056727-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172728
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 56b040b0-9138-0138-a260-097ca8c75b8b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1979: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Edward Villella" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979-04-23.

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Interview with Edward Villella