Interview with Miguel Terekhov, 1979
NamesTerekhov, Miguel (Interviewee)Bowers, Theresa (Interviewer)
Dance Oral History Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979-03-31
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-913
TopicsMassine, Leonide, 1896-1979Denham, Sergei, 1896-1970Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997Chouteau, YvonneBasil, W. deLichine, DavidTerekhov, MiguelBallets russes du Col. W. de Basil
NotesAdditional physical form: For transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 5-913.Source characteristics: Sound quality is good overall.Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Theresa Bowers for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1979, March 31 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: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 35 min.) ; polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips; 5 in.
DescriptionStreaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). Miguel Terekhov speaks with Theresa Bowers about his early training in Montevideo, Uruguay including an anecdote about his father's past as a ballet dancer; his time with the Original Ballet Russe of Colonel de Basil [also known as Ballets russes du Col. W. de Basil] including some of his first roles; learning Russian on the road; leaving the company after five years just before the European tour; getting by on very low pay; his impressions of Col. W. de Basil; the United States tour including an anecdote about Andre Eglevsky and a pirouette competition; seeing performances by other companies in New York; David Lichine; Alicia Markova including an anecdote about his parodying her style; John Taras; the company's repertoire; performing in South America after leaving the Ballet russes du Col. de Basil [ends abruptly but continues directly on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 43 minutes). Miguel Terekhov speaks with Theresa Bowers about dancing in South America after leaving the Ballets russes du Col. de Basil; the circumstances of his joining the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; Sergei Denham; his approach to the role of Coppelius; other roles; Leonide Massine including his restaging of Harold in Italy for the company; his wife, Yvonne Chouteau; a couple of anecdotes about Alexandra Danilova; leaving Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo after his and Chouteau's first child was born; how they came to live and work in Oklahoma including Chouteau's and her family's ties to the area; how he would describe himself as a dancer; working with Fernando Bujones; his choreography including a ballet based on the cartoon strip Tumbleweeds.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 79862262NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118791Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b737a890-e422-0135-e392-6764918eee34
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