Interview with George Skibine, and, Interview with Ralph Burgard, 1965Additional title: Interview with Ralph Burgard
NamesSkibine, George, 1920-1981 (Interviewee)Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)Burgard, Ralph (Interviewee)Reiss, Alvin H (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1965-10-18
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 10-3023
TopicsSkibine, George, 1920-1981Burgard, RalphHarkness BalletDaphnis and Chloe (Choreographic work : Skibine)Art commissionsPerforming arts sponsorship
NotesCitation/reference: A recording that contains overlapping content with the interview with George Skibine is entitled: Interview with George Skibine [sound recording]: the Harkness Ballet, and is cataloged under the call number *MGZTC 3-2086.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for broadcast on radio station WNYC-FM for its program World of Dance 1965 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 DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 57 min.) : acetate, half-track, 7.5 ips. ; 10 in.Sound quality is good.
DescriptionInterview with George Skibine conducted by Marian Horosko (approximately 30 minutes) and interview with Ralph Burgard conducted by Alvin H. Reiss (approximately 15 minutes), recorded for broadcast on radio station WNYC-FM, New York, on its series World of Dance, on October 18 1965. This program may not have broadcast.
Streaming file (approximately first 31 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by an unidentified announcer; introductory remarks by Marian Horosko.] Marian Horosko introduces her guest George Skibine, artistic director of the Harkness Ballet; Skibine speaks with Horosko about the formation of the company including the auditioning of the dancers and repertoire; the company's summer residence at Rebekah Harkness's estate in Watch Hill, Rhode Island; classes and rehearsals at Watch Hill; the decision to include both classical and modern ballet in the company's repertoire; the ability of American dancers to work in all styles of ballet; Skibine's background; his ballet Daphnis and Chloe set to Maurice Ravel's music, including the pas de deux accompanied by the section known as the Dawn music [Horosko plays a recorded excerpt of the Dawn music]; the Harkness Ballet's first tour of Europe including the critical response; the mixed repertoire; the American tour and its repertoire including Skibine's Sarabande and his Venta Quemade, John Butler's Sebastian, Sophie Maslow's Dybbuk, and Donald McKayle's Daughters of the garden; some of the company's leading dancers. [The interview with George Skibine ends at approximately 30:40 minutes; Horosko introduces host Alvin H. Reiss.]
Streaming file (from approximately 30:45 minutes to minutes). Alvin H. Reiss introduces his guest Ralph Burgard, executive director of the National Association of Community and States Arts Councils; Burgard speaks with Reiss about how he defines community arts councils; their purpose and activities; arts councils at different levels of government, for example the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts; Winston-Salem, North Carolina as one of the earliest communities to have an arts council; dance and arts councils including the example of the Fort Wayne Fine Arts Foundation and its support of a chamber dance group; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as an arts council; the activities and goals of the National Association of Community and States Arts Councils. [The interview with Ralph Burgard ends at approximately 45:22 minutes. The remainder of the recording consists of announcements and closing remarks by Marian Horosko followed by a recorded excerpt of music from Daphnis and Chloe.]
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 919317652NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20785744Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 85fcd1b0-b917-0133-dea0-60f81dd2b63c
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