Interview with Ann Hutchinson and Myrna Shedlin, 1960Additional title: Today in ballet (Radio program)
NamesGuest, Ann Hutchinson (Interviewee)Lyon, James (Interviewer)Shedlin, Myrna (Interviewee)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1960-12-09
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-17
TopicsBalanchine, GeorgeGuest, Ann HutchinsonShedlin, MyrnaDance Notation Bureau (New York, N.Y.)Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Copyright -- ChoreographyLabanotationMusicals -- Camelot
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: recorded by WNYC for its series, Today in ballet recorded and broadcast on December 9, 1960 New York (N.Y.)Funding: The processing 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: 2 audiotape reels (approximately 41 min.) : acetate; full-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.The sound quality is excellent.
DescriptionInterview with Ann Hutchinson and Myrna Shedlin conducted by James Lyon as host for radio station WNYC for its series, Today in ballet; recorded and broadcast on December 9, 1960. Ann Hutchinson was president of the Dance Notation Bureau, New York; Myrna Shedlin was chairman of the board of the Dance Notation Bureau.
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 27 minutes). James Lyons introduces his guests Anne Hutchinson and Myrna Shedlin; Hutchinson and Shedlin speak with James Lyons about notating the dances in the musical comedies, Camelot, Kiss me Kate, and My fair lady; what dance notation is; Labanotation; notating George Balanchine's ballets, in particular Theme and variations; the reasons more ballets are not notated; the use of dance notation for copyright protection and royalties; Balanchine's ballet Serenade; the activities and goals of the Dance Notation Bureau; works by Balanchine and others that have been notated in whole or in part [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 14 minutes). Anne Hutchinson and Myrna Shedlin speak with James Lyons about notating Martha Graham's works; the challenge of persuading choreographers of the value of notation; notation and musical comedies; more on the Dance Notation Bureau including membership; teaching Labanotation to the young; the use of movement notation in fields other than dance [James Lyons' closing remarks].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 37283339NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117455Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2d4f0470-4c82-0136-5b0f-07d6d05a807b
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