Interview with Fred Berk, 1976
NamesBerk, Fred, 1911-1980 (Interviewee)Hirshbein, Omus (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-02-06
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-2136
TopicsBerk, Fred, 1911-1980 -- InterviewsHebraica Dancers (Company)92nd Street Y (New York, N.Y.)Jewish dance -- United StatesJewish dance -- IsraelFolk dancing -- Israel
GenresRadio interviewsInterviewsOral histories
NotesAdditional physical form: For transcript, see: *MGZMT 3-2136.Interview with Fred Berk conducted by Omus Hirshbein and broadcast on WEVD Radio, New York City, February 6, 1976. Original tape in the archives of the 92nd Street Y, New York, and provided courtesy of Steven W. Siegel, archivist, to Judith Brin Ingber as part of her research in writing Fred Berk's biography, Victory dances: the life of Fred Berk.Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.Source characteristics: Sound quality is excellent.Venue: Copy of original recording made by WEVD Radio, New York City 1976, February 6 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. Processing in part and transcription funded by the Trust of Gertrude L. Lippincott.Acquisition: Gift, Ingber, Judith Brin
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audio cassette (14 min.) ; quarter-track; 1.875 ips. +1 transcript (9 leaves ; 28 cm.)
DescriptionStreaming audio file (approximately 14 minutes). Introductory remarks by host, Omus Hirshbein; Fred Berk speaks about the genesis of Israeli folk dance including its diverse sources; developing a program of Israeli folk dance classes at the 92nd Street Y; the creation of the dance company, Hebraica Dancers, and its holiday performances; preserving the amateur status of the company; the upcoming folk dance program at the Felt Forum; the Israeli dance festival he is planning for the centennial of the 92nd Street Y; closing remarks.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 39896549NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20904630Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8dfebab0-78bd-0136-fb44-7f116e76a8fe
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