Interview with Dennis Wayne, 1975

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Interview with Dennis Wayne, 1975
Wayne, Dennis (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-08-02
Date Issued: 1975-08-31
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-506 (former)
Wayne, Dennis
Dancers (Company)
Citation/reference: An earlier interview with Dennis Wayne conducted by John Gruen on the subject of Dancers is cataloged under the title: Interview with Dennis Wayne, April 16 and 30, 1975. That interview was the basis for an article by Gruen in the July 1975 issue of Dance Magazine.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1975, August 2 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
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 35 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Interview with Dennis Wayne conducted by John Gruen on August 2, 1975, as research for an article in The New York Times. The article, entitled A feisty young dancer with a company of his own, appeared in The New York Times on August 31, 1975. Streaming file (approximately 35 minutes). Dennis Wayne speaks with John Gruen about his new company Dancers including the conflict this creates with responsibilities to American Ballet Theatre; the works Dancers will be performing at its upcoming premieres at Jacob's Pillow and City Center [of Music and Drama]; reasons he created this company; the dancers; more on balancing his responsibilities to American Ballet Theatre and to Dancers including his discussions with Lucia Chase; roles he expects to dance next season with American Ballet Theatre; Norman Walker's work Lazarus; economic aspects of the company including the support of Joanne Woodward; more on the repertoire including Cliff Keuter's work Murder of George Keuter; more on his reasons for creating his own company; how he feels about his own dancing; his personal life; more on his upcoming roles at American Ballet Theatre and the repertoire for Dancers.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 887453612
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118279
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8d60e040-3158-0132-60d5-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Dennis Wayne" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975 - 1975.

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Interview with Dennis Wayne