Interview with Marie Rambert, 1979
NamesRambert, Marie (Interviewee)Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983 (Interviewer)Maroth, Frederick J (Recording engineer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979-07-02
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-570
TopicsDolin, Anton, 1904-1983Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929Rambert, MarieBallets russesRite of spring (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Frederick J. Maroth 1979, July 2 EnglandFunding: 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.Acquisition: Gift Frederick J. Maroth
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 11 min.)Sound quality is good overall. The recording contains occasional extraneous noise, interruptions, and comments by one or more persons involved in the taping of the interview, probably Frederick J. and Elena Maroth.
DescriptionInterview with Marie Rambert conducted by Anton Dolin on July 2, 1979 at Marie Rambert's home, as background for a documentary on Serge Diaghilev by Frederick J. Maroth. The interview, which includes remarks by others present, is approximately one hour in total; the final approximate 20 minuets of streaming audio file 2 consists of recorded music.
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 43 minutes). Marie Rambert speaks with Anton Dolin about meeting Serge Diaghilev and joining the Ballets russes; rehearsing Vaslaw Nijinsky's ballet Le sacre de printemps [Rite of spring]; an anecdote about Tamara Karsavina, Nijinsky, and Diaghilev, in connection with Nijinsky's ballet Jeux; the premiere of Le sacre de printemps; the London performance; discussion of Leonide Massine as a person and as an artist; more about the premiere of Le sacre de printemps; Diaghilev's visiting Rambert at her studio and watching a class; Rambert and Ashley Dukes' visit to Diaghilev in Monte-Carlo (Monaco); Lydia Sokolova; her last meeting with Diaghilev, in London; Romola de Pulszky Nijinsky; Serge Lifar; Nijinsky as a dancer and as a person [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 38 minutes; however, the final approximate 20 minutes consists of recorded music). Marie Rambert speaks with Anton Dolin about Vaslaw Nijinksy; Serge Lifar's nose; Mikhail Baryshnikov including Bronislava Nijinska's likening of him to Nijinsky; more on Nijinsky including his ballet Afternoon of a faun and his relationship with Serge Diaghilev; more on Leonide Massine, as a dancer; Diaghilev's transformation of the art of ballet; Dolin speaks about Michel Fokine and performing Fokine's ballet Bluebeard. [Interview ends at approximately 18:22; the remainder of the recording consists of recorded music.]
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 81235209NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118377Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7916d410-795f-0136-2d4c-119d483d548a
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