Interview with Matteo, and, interview with Agnes de Mille, and, interview with Marcia B. Siegel, 1966Additional title: Interview with Agnes de MilleAdditional title: Interview with Marcia B. SiegelAdditional title: World of dance (Radio program)
NamesMatteo (Interviewee)Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)Reiss, Alvin H (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1966
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-3048
TopicsMatteoDe Mille, AgnesSiegel, Marcia BDe Mille, Agnes -- AwardsBharata natyamDance -- IndiaKathak (Dance)KathakaliDance -- Awards
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Broadcast by WNYC-FM 1966, July 24, 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 28 min.) : mixed stock, acetate, half-track, ips not specified ; 7 in.Sound quality is excellent overall. The interview with Agnes de Mille is marred by the extraneous noise, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Matteo conducted by Marian Horosko, as host (approximately first 19 minutes); interview with Agnes de Mille conducted by Alvin H. Reiss as host, on March 3, 1966 (approximately 4 minutes); and interview with Marcia B. Siegel, also conducted by Alvin H. Reiss (approximately 5 minutes), for broadcast on radio station WNYC-FM, New York on its series The world of dance, on July 24, 1966.
Streaming file (approximately first 19 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by unidentified announcer.] Introductory remarks by Marian Horosko followed by recording from Matteo's class in the technique of Bharata natyam at the High School of Performing Arts, New York [later Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music Art and Performing Arts]; Matteo speaks with Horosko about his innovations in the teaching of East Indian dance in order to render it more easily comprehensible to Westerners; the principles on which he bases his teaching; the basic stances, respectively, of each of the four main styles of dance (Bharata natyam; Kathakali, Manipuri, and Kathak) in India; the rhythms used for Bharata Natyam and other styles; the Indian system of studying classical dance with a guru; the audience in India for Indian classical dance [closing remarks followed by sounds of East Indian dancing and music].
Streaming file (from approximately 19:20 to 23:10). Marian Horosko introduces the next segment of the program: an interview with Agnes de Mille, conducted by host Alvin H. Reiss immediately after her having been awarded the Capezio Dance award of 1966; Agnes de Mille speaks with Reiss about her work promoting and raising money for dance; some of her current and upcoming projects.
Streaming file (from approximately 23:10 to 27:40). Marian Horosko introduces the next segment of the program: an interview with Marcia B. Siegel by host Alvin Reiss; Marcia B. Siegel speaks with Reiss about the new publication, Dance scope [closing remarks].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 923018477NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20812403Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9d45a0f0-b922-0133-ec33-60f81dd2b63c
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