Interview with Nadia Nerina, 1978
NamesNerina, Nadia (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978-01-24
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-779
TopicsNureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986Nerina, NadiaRoyal Ballet
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1978, January 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.Acquisition: Gift John GruenContent: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 47 minutes). Nadia Nerina speaks with John Gruen about Erik Bruhn as the epitome of a classical male dancer; her belief that Sonia Arrova had a significant influence on Bruhn as an artist; her first meeting with Bruhn and their partnership at the Royal Ballet, in 1962; Rudolf Nureyev and his first appearance with Margot Fonteyn; Bruhn as compared to Nureyev with respect to their dancing and their personalities; her belief that Nureyev had a negative effect on Bruhn's perception of himself as a dancer and on his career; Bruhn as a partner; the circumstances that led to Bruhn's being invited to the Royal Ballet as her partner [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 12 minutes). Nadia Nerina continues to speak with John Gruen about the circumstances that led to her and Erik Bruhn's partnership at the Royal Ballet in 1962; Gruen speaks about Maria Tallchief and her introduction of Rudolf Nureyev to Bruhn; Nerina speaks further about Nureyev, in particular his influence on the ballet world and the Royal Ballet.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is good. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise and short gaps.
DescriptionInterview with Nadia Nerina conducted by John Gruen on January 24, 1978, in New York City, as research for his book Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979).
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 84964212NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118700Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6d286950-7960-0136-f884-139171bb297c
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