Interview with Flemming Flindt, 1976

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Interview with Flemming Flindt, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Flindt, Flemming (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-05-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-318 Side B
Flindt, Flemming
Kongelige Danske ballet
Four seasons (Choreographic work : Flindt)
Triumph of death (Choreographic work : Flindt)
Ballet dancing -- Bournonville
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by WNCN-FM, New York 1976, May 17 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 1 hr., 4 min.)
Sound quality is very good overall.
Interview with Flemming Flindt conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on May 17, 1976 by radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance. Streaming audio file (approximately one hour and four minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen, host, and Flemming Flindt speak about the recent performances by the Royal Danish Ballet [Kongelige Danske ballet] in Washington, D.C., and the company's upcoming performances in New York; the Bournonville style; the ballets to be performed in New York [a recording of music by Hermann Løwenskjold from the ballet La sylphide, is played]; Flindt's background and early career; [Eugene] Ionesco's plays as a source of inspiration for Flindt's choreography; more on the works to be performed in New York; his expansion of the company's repertory [a recording of music by the group Savage Rose, used in Flindt's ballet The triumph of death, originally titled: Dødens triumf, is played; Gruen's brief comments on the music are followed by commercial announcements]; Flindt and Gruen speak about Flindt's work The four seasons; guest artists; the burden of being the sole ballet company in Denmark; his ballet the Triumph of death [a recording of the Winter section of Antonio Vivaldi's The four seasons (Cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione) is played]; Flindt speaks about a possible idea for a new ballet; John Neumeier's new Romeo and Juliet; August Bournonville's ballet Napoli; more on the problems faced by the company; the updating of its repertory [Gruen announces the particulars relating to various upcoming dance-related events]; Flindt speaks very briefly about the school associated with the company [Gruen's closing remarks; music].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 78243021
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117987
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ac1a6530-c251-0135-47df-13429e61458f
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Flemming Flindt" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Flemming Flindt" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 26, 2022.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Flemming Flindt Retrieved from

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Interview with Flemming Flindt