Interview with Rebekah West Harkness, 1965Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesHarkness, Rebekah West, -1982 (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1965-11-02
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-83
TopicsHarkness, Rebekah West, -1982 -- InterviewsRebekah Harkness FoundationHarkness BalletMacumba (Choreographic work : Ailey)
NotesContent: Interview with Rebekah West Harkness conducted by Walter Terry, as host; recorded on November 2, 1967, for broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance.Content: The sound quality is fair. The volume of Rebekah Harkness' voice is low. However, her words are easily intelligible.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.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance November 2, 1966 New York (N.Y.)Content: [Sound of Walter Terry testing the microphone and ambient noise.]
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 26 minutes); polyester; half-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.
DescriptionWalter Terry introduces Rebekah Harkness, president of the Rebekah Harkness Foundation, noting her recent founding of a ballet company, the Harkness Ballet, and of a school, Harkness House for Ballet Arts (New York, N.Y.), as well as her background as a composer and a patron of the arts. Rebekah West Harkness speaks with Terry about her development as a composer and her musical studies; an anecdote about her dancing in public and her father; her varied activities in support of the art of ballet; her goals in founding the Harkness Ballet Company and Harkness House; the physical facilities, faculty, curriculum and trainee program at Harkness House; and her own composition, Macumba suite, to which Alvin Ailey is choreographing a ballet of the same title for the Harkness Ballet. [The recording ends with Terry's stating that he is about to air an excerpt from the music Macumba suite.]
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36936993NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117222Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 60759b70-3471-0137-ed3b-0f5b2ffc4d6f
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